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Rumour Mongering: Liverpool Lining Up Joe Hart Move

According to reports, Pep Guardiola may be willing to offload the England goalkeeper in the summer, with Liverpool being his likely destination.

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Rumours have surfaced from linking Liverpool with Manchester City and England goalkeeper Joe Hart.

Current first choice Liverpool goalkeeper, Simon Mignolet, has yet to convince in his three seasons with the club. This has led to speculation that manager Jürgen Klopp may be working on finding a replacement to bring in over the summer, despite the fact that Mignolet signed a new five year contract with the club earlier in the season.

At the very least, Liverpool need to find a keeper who can perform as solid back up and even challenge Mignolet for his place on the team. Since Pepe Reina began to decline around 2009 or 2010, the position of goalkeeper has been a vulnerable one for the team. Though many players have been brought through to try and fill the void -- Mignolet chief among them -- none have had the technical ability and command of their box that Liverpool desperately need.

With Pep Guardiola taking over the reigns at Manchester City next seasonn, and with the club's significant war chest and disappointing results this season, it's likely the team will see a huge shake up. Joe Hart is one among many under-performers, and Guardiola may be eyeing a swoop for Barcelona's Marc-Andre ter Stegen as a replacement.

At 29-years-old, Hart should still have a few good years left in him, but it remains to be seen if he's really first on Klopp's list.

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