Tony Cascarino believes Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp made a mistake not signing Joe Hart on loan and feels the decision may have cost the club.
The Reds have often had problems with their options in between the sticks, which is why Klopp brought in 23-year-old goalkeeper Loris Karius in the summer.
However, the Germany U21 international has struggled in England and whilst Simon Mignolet has returned to the team in recent months, the Belgian has also come under intense scrutiny.
Questionable goalkeeping for David Luiz’s opener at home to Chelsea last week was followed up with yet another indifferent performance in the embarrassing 2-0 defeat to Hull City on Saturday.
Cascarino believes that Klopp’s failure to bring in Manchester City loanee Hart last year has hampered Liverpool, whilst also advising him to eye up a summer move for striker Sergio Aguero.
“The top clubs don’t seem to like using the loan market,” Cascarino told The Times.
“Jürgen Klopp clearly isn’t happy with his two goalkeepers — Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet have struggled at different times this season.
“He didn’t take Joe Hart on loan when he had the chance and he failed to act in January too. It could cost Liverpool.
Hart is not the only City player Cascarino says Liverpool should be interested in.
He added: “The Sergio Agüero situation seems like a moment for the vultures.”
“He’s 29 this summer, clearly open to a move and City are planning a future with Gabriel Jesus. Manchester United pinched Robin van Persie at 29 and won the title that season. Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea and Liverpool should all bid for Agüero.”
Hart is currently on a season-long loan in Italy with Torino, so it appears unlikely Klopp and Liverpool would have been able to sign him in January.
Meanwhile, Aguero has been dropped from the Manchester City eleven in recent games, with Gabriel Jesus in fine form.