Liverpool backed to sign Jack Butland after Adrian horror show vs Aston Villa

Liverpool should sign Jack Butland from Stoke before the domestic transfer window closes on October 16, according to former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson.

Jurgen Klopp revealed earlier this week that No.1 shot-stopper Alisson could be set for a six-week spell on the sidelines, having sustained a shoulder injury during a training session at Melwood last Saturday.

Backup goalkeeper Adrian was subsequently brought in for their clash with Aston Villa on Sunday, which ended in disaster.

The Reds slumped to a shock 7-2 defeat at Villa Park, the first time they have conceded seven goals in a game since 1963, with Adrian’s error gifting Dean Smith’s side an early lead.

And after his horror show against Villa, Robinson believes Klopp will replace the Spaniard with someone like Butland before the domestic transfer window closes.

“If Alisson is going to be out for that length of time Liverpool are going to have to look at it,” he told Football Insider.

“While the domestic window is still open we may see Liverpool do some business. There is a lot of good goalkeepers that are not playing football right now.

“I can see Liverpool signing the likes of Jack Butland on a short-term deal. They need somebody like that. A player that has the experience of handling big games. Somebody of that ilk.”

Butland, who left Birmingham to join Stoke back in 2013, has been linked with a move to Liverpool on several occasions in the past.

He has racked up 169 appearances for the Potters, while also earning nine caps for England.

Liverpool still have time to bring in a new goalkeeper despite Monday’s international deadline, as transfers between English clubs can be completed up until October 16.

Nevertheless, Klopp refused to blame Adrian for Sunday’s humiliating defeat at Villa, saying: “It is so easy for people to go for Adrian.

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“The first goal was not too cool, of course, but apart from that, I don't think he had anything to do with all the other goals pretty much.

“We didn't help him tonight, let me say it like this. So, he is a really good goalie who played 11 games for us last year and that is all fine.”

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