Harry Redknapp believes Premier League champions Liverpool should have completed a deal to sign Manchester United keeper Sergio Romero.
Liverpool’s first-choice goalie Alisson Becker suffered a shoulder injury in training last week and missed Sunday’s 7-2 defeat against Aston Villa. And his deputy Adrian, has struggled when called upon.
With Alisson facing another six weeks out, former Tottenham boss Redknapp is surprised the Reds have not signed another keeper and says they could have signed Romero.
Romero has played only seven Premier League games for Manchester United since joining the club in 2015 and his wife blasted Ed Woodward on deadline day for preventing him from leaving the club.
While talking about Sergio Romero’s future on Sky Sports, Redknapp said: ‘You would have thought he might have gone to Liverpool.
‘Liverpool need a goalkeeper. They need a goalkeeper more than Everton (who were also linked with the Red devils goalkeeper).
‘If Alisson is out for a while, it could be vital for Liverpool. They’re going to need to make sure they have good back-up because it sounds like he could be out for a long time.’
Discussing Alisson’s injury over the weekend, Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp said: ‘It was an incident in training; very unlucky.
‘Two players clash with each other; one gets up, one doesn’t. The one who didn’t get up was Ali.
‘We don’t know 100 per cent but he cannot play today. We have to do further assessments but he’s injured, let me say it like this. Now we hope it will go really quickly. ‘It’s an international break. I’m pretty sure after that he will not be ready, then we have to see week by week.’