​Former Everton defender Phil Neville has said that Liverpool should have aggressively chased England number one Joe Hart in the summer transfer window gone by as the former Manchester City goalkeeper would have immensely improved the Reds' defence.

Jurgen Klopp's team have been facing goalkeeping issues for quite a while now. While Simon Mignolet has been very good, there is a bit of uncertainty surrounding him this season. On the other hand, Loris Karius is still very young and in his developmental phase.

The Reds were linked with a move for Joe Hart but Jurgen Klopp trashed all transfer rumours building up during the summer. Hart eventually ended up at West Ham United after Manchester City no longer required his services.

Liverpool have conceded 13 goals in seven games in all competitions already this season which included a 5-0 thumping to Manchester City.

Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live, Neville said, “They have problems at centre half. I’m surprised he didn’t go out and sign Joe Hart – a real top class goalkeeper.He is better than what they’ve got. He would have given them some stature."

Liverpool followed up their midweek's 2-2 draw against Champions League opponents Sevilla with a 1-1 scoreline against Burnley on Saturday.