Liverpool have often had trouble between the sticks, with many fans still not convinced by the consistency of Simon Mignolet. He has regained his first team place since being dropped for a period last season, but doubts remain over the long term future of the Belgian shot stopper.
Jurgen Klopp has been reportedly been looking in his homeland for a long-term replacement and it could be that he found him. Highly rated German youngster, Timo Horn, is apparently wanted by Klopp as competition for Mignolet, but he could end up replacing the Belgian.
The goalkeeper is not particularly well known outside of Germany, and perhaps Football Manager circles, but he has been widely tipped as a possible long-term successor of Manuel Neuer in the German national team.
German newspaper, Bild, report that Horn has a buyout clause of around £7million, despite having 3 years to run on his current contract. Bild also report that Horn is interested in expanding his experience and moving to England.
The player has been in fine form this season, keeping several clean sheets in 32 games for FC Koln. If the youngster would be willing to come to the Premier League, he might find himself in the first team should Mignolet make a few slip-ups. Liverpool might have competition on their hands to sign the player as many teams across Europe are interested.
Should Klopp sign a backup for Simon Mignolet? Is Timo Horn the right man to do a job for Liverpool?