Former Leeds United right-back-turned-pundit, Danny Mills, has insisted that Liverpool must sign Manchester City's on-loan goalkeeper, Joe Hart, if they are to stand any chance of lifting their first ever Premier League title this season. 

The call to sign Hart comes as Liverpool continue to deploy Simon Mignolet in goal ahead of summer signing Loris Karius, who was supposed to become first-choice keeper.


​"If I was Klopp I’d go out and get Joe Hart,” Mills ​said after the club's 1-1 draw with bitter rivals, Manchester United. “He’s local, knows the area and I’d get him in.

“Mignolet is good enough and an able keeper. He’s a very good No.2 but he’s not good enough to be a No.1 to win the Premier League.”

The Belgian performed extremely well in Sunday's clash, making several important saves against the likes of Anthony Martial and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, and was unlucky to be beaten in the end by a Zlatan Ibrahimovic header.

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Since the arrival of Pep Guardiola, Hart has been exiled to Serie A's Torino, where he is at least having a better season than his replacement at Manchester City, Claudio Bravo.

The Chilean had yet another day to forget as City slumped to an embarrassing 4-0 defeat away to Everton in a game where he conceded the first three shots on target without making a single save. 

Unlikely to be recalled by Guardiola, who initially preferred Bravo due to his passing and general on-the-ball ability, Hart is expected to leave the club permanently in the summer with a host of clubs lining up to secure the services of the £15m-rated England international.

With this in mind, perhaps it would make sense for Klopp to make a move sooner rather than later if he intends to do anything to alter the goalkeeping situation for the Reds as his side remain in third, five points behind the leaders and well within the title race.