Date: 6th October 2020 at 12:00pm
Written by: Jack Bacon

Too many chefs spoiling the broth.

That’s the route that we would be going down if we were to try and bring in another stopper in my mind.

According to a report from Sky Sports, Alisson looks set to miss the next ‘four to six weeks’ following the injury that he sustained ahead of the game with Aston Villa.

News came out yesterday that the club were looking at bringing in another goalkeeper this window in the form of Paulo Gazzaniga, something that I said I would very much be in favour of as he comes across as a more reliable backup option than Adrian.

However, whilst the deadline has now passed for us to bring in someone from the Premier League, there is still the option for us to dip into the EFL for someone, whether that be on a short-term loan or if we want to cut our losses with Adrian to find a new backup goalkeeper.

Is Adrian overrated?

Yes

Yes

No

No

Could we find ourselves going back in for Jack Butland for instance? Or perhaps someone like Brentford goalkeeper David Raya instead who has been linked with a move away? Personally, I don’t think we need to be looking down the divisions for our new goalkeeper. I said in my piece yesterday that I don’t think Adrian should be blamed for a large portion of their goals, with plenty of them being deflections.

That game was just a blip in my mind and if you were to bring in another goalkeeper, it would just clog up the chain of command in the position. If you really wanted to try another option, why not give Caoimhín Kelleher a run out who’s been waiting in the wings for some time now to be given his opportunity?

What about you? Do you think that we need to invest in a new goalkeeper to cover Alisson’s injury? Or do you think we should stay with what we have?