I don’t know if this was totally down to what happened last night, or if this is just getting media attention now instead.
Either way, it’s certainly an interesting development when it comes to adding strength in depth. According to a report from The Independent, Liverpool are in contact with Tottenham Hotspur over the availability of backup goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga, although no further news has indicated whether it will be on a loan deal, or a permanent one.
With Alisson’s injury keeping him out of the game at Villa Park, the Reds were forced to give the gloves to Adrian, who proceeded to let in seven goals, although I dare say not all of them were his fault, but it did show just how big the drop is in quality after the Brazilian. And if his injury takes longer than expected, or comes up again, then we need to make sure that we’re in a good position and don’t drop points again.
Is Adrian overrated?
Gazzaniga has shown in the past when given the opportunity to play that he is up to the challenge, last season for instance when asked to deputise for Hugo Lloris, he managed to stop just over 70% of the shots that came his way, good enough to place him 10th in the division. Adrian for instance stopped shots just over 64% of the time.
And it might not come across as a huge difference on the face of it, but as the Villa game showed a drop in quality can make a huge difference, and I know who I am more comfortable having in goal should we be without Alisson again.
What about you? Would you like to see Gazzaniga come to Anfield to backup Alisson?