Liverpool reportedly want Southampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy. As per The Daily Star, Liverpool are lining up a move to bring McCarthy to Anfield as Alisson Becker’s back-up.
Simon Mignolet could be heading out of the exit door at Liverpool this summer. So Jurgen Klopp needs to find himself a new number 2 goalkeeper.
McCarthy fits the bill given his Premier League experience. He has 66 top-flight games to his name. The once-capped England international would also improve the homegrown quota in Liverpool’s squad.
Southampton could be willing to let McCarthy leave after he lost his goalkeeper spot. Angus Gunn is Ralph Hasenhuttl’s first-choice and McCarthy is not content with being second-choice on the south coast.
Liverpool could offer him the chance to provide cover for Alisson and get the occasional cup game under his belt. This could appeal to the 29-year-old, who will be hoping to regain a spot in Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions squad.
After hearing that Klopp wants McCarthy, a number of Liverpool fans took to Twitter to discuss these rumours. Here are several tweets from Liverpool supporters about the McCarthy speculation.
Decent keeper as a no 2.
— James Parker ✋? (@JP_wes) June 17, 2019
he is good enough
— Sismo (@DUCK_IS_LOVE) June 16, 2019
— Richard (@richie_wesley) June 16, 2019
This is a move I can get behind. Underrated keeper
— Tomás Pynchoín (@TomasPynchoin) June 16, 2019
— Karl Guimerans (@Karl939) June 16, 2019
Decent keeper that McCarthy lad but you have to feel for Migs a little bit #YNWA
— Ollie LFC Oliver (@ollie_two) June 16, 2019