Those were the words of the club’s legendary Scottish defender Steve Nicol, who was a member of the last Liverpool side to win the title in 1989/90.
Twenty-eight years later, the former right-back believes that until the goalkeeping problem is solved, the title will remain an elusive dream.
The inconsistent Loris Karius has returned to Jurgen Klopp’s favour after more howlers from Simon Mignolet. The Belgian insists he won’t be forced out of the club but is one of the goalkeepers being scrutinised by Newcastle United as they seek to solve their own problems.
Nicol highlighted that the Belgian is the problem at Anfield and Liverpool must act quickly this summer.
Roma goalkeeper Alisson, 25, is a target but the Reds face stiff competition from Real -Madrid for his services. It’s turned attention to 18-year-old Donnarumma who strengthened his already impressive reputation with a strong performance for Italy at Wembley last night.
According to Nicol, “Liverpool should go and see if they can either get a No 1 or have somebody who’s on a level with Karius because Mignolet isn’t,” before adding, “Liverpool’s problems were always the defensive unit – and by that, more importantly, the centre-back position and the goalkeeper.”
Virgil van Dijk solved the former problem, now it’s up to the club to deal with the latter.