​Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson thinks that the Reds should take advantage of Joe Hart's availability and sign the English keeper before the transfer window closes.

Hart, quite possibly, played his last game for Manchester City on Tuesday night, making his first start under Pep Guardiola, who opted to play Willy Caballero between the sticks for the club's first two Premier League matches.


The 29-year-old kept a clean sheet against Steau Bucharest on Wednesday night as City cruised to Champions League qualification with a 1-0 victory, having already beaten the Romanian side 5-0 last Tuesday.

With Claudio Bravo soon to sign for City, Hart will either be pushed out the door or pushed down the pecking order. And Lawrenson thinks Jurgen Klopp should jump at the chance to sign the England international, who he thinks is better than Simon Mignolet, Loris Karius and Alex Manninger put together.

Quoted on BBC 5 Live's Twitter account, he said: “If I were Liverpool, I’d be all over Joe Hart. He’s better than their three goalkeepers put together.”

Earlier this week, it was claimed that Everton were lining up a move for Hart, but later reports from The Mail stated that the Toffees had cooled their interest because the money being asked, as well as the form of their own stopper Maarten Stekelenburg between the sticks.

The transfer would have cost Everton £7m, in addition to his £135,000-a-week wages.

City fans, meanwhile, cheered the keeper's every touch at the Etihad on Wednesday in an affectionate show of support.