Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is not looking to sign a new goalkeeper. The Reds have been linked with a move for Standard Liege goalkeeper Guillaume Hubert in several national newspapers.
But Klopp looks set to stand by under-fire Belgian stopper Simon Mignolet, who was roundly criticised for conceding an indirect free-kick for holding the ball for 22 seconds in the Europa League tie against Bordeaux at Anfield.
The French side scored through Henri Saivet to take a 1-0 lead with the free-kick.
“I am absolutely satisfied with the goalkeeping situation,” said Klopp. “Sorry to kill your stories. We’re not looking for a goalkeeper.”
Klopp has hinted that Adam Bogdan could come into the Liverpool side to play Southampton in the Capital One Cup quarter-final on Wednesday but the manager has not made a firm decision on that selection yet.
“I haven’t spoken to John Achterberg (goalkeeping coach) about it yet [which goalkeeper will start],” he said. “Adam could play but we will decide later.”
Phillipe Coutinho could return to the squad for the Southampton game after a two-week absence with a hamstring injury.
Striker Daniel Sturridge and midfielder Jordan Henderson, who both made substitute appearances in the Premier League win over Swansea City on Saturday, should also get some more game time.
“Coutinho could be close, but we need to check and double check the situation,” he said.
“At this moment I can’t say which team I will play tomorrow because the last game was only two days ago.
“[Jordan] Henderson and [Daniel] Sturridge will be in the squad. We have these two options but we can’t ignore that there could be extra-time and that perhaps 120 minutes would be too much for them.”