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Liverpool targeting £40million Premier League keeper to replace Mignolet

The Reds have struggled to find a reliable goalkeeper in recent years with neither Simon Mignolet or Loris Karius convincing

LIVERPOOL have reportedly had a £40million bid dismissed by Stoke for Jack Butland.

The Reds have struggled to find a reliable goalkeeper in recent years with neither Simon Mignolet or Loris Karius convincing.

 Chelsea eye Jack Butland as a long term replacement for Thibaut Courtois

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Liverpool reportedly have bid for Jack Butland dismissed

According to the Express, the Potters will not entertain any offers from the Reds for their no1.

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Jurgen Klopp has, however, insisted Liverpool have no intention of signing a new goalkeeper in January, despite being linked with the likes of Butland, 24.

He has said that Liverpool are happy to keep faith in their current options until at least the summer.

Speaking to reporters, he said: “My favourite solution, always, is that we do it with our boys.

 Jurgen Klopp says he wouldn't sell a Liverpool player to a rival team during the season

Jurgen Klopp says will not be signing Jack Butland

 Loris Karius was in goal for Man City win at Anfield

Loris Karius has not convinced in goal for Liverpool

 Simon Mignolet was dropped by Jurgen Klopp

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Simon Mignolet has made several mistakes while playing in goal for the Reds

“They deliver, they improve. The problem they have is that everyone is watching them [through a magnifying glass] and saying ‘still not good enough’.

“I will only mention one name. Everyone talks about him with us and that is Butland. I only saw the game [against Manchester United on Monday]. Fantastic goalkeeper, but was he perfect? No. He wasn’t in that game. But everyone says ‘still better than our boys’.

“It makes no real sense if he comes in and makes a mistake in his first game. Everyone then says: ‘We need another and another one and another one.’ We have to cool down.

“It is not a case of ‘get somebody else’, it is get the right solution and the right solution is the one that we already have here.”