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Claudio Ranieri to Liverpool: You Can’t Have Kasper Schmeichel

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The Leicester City manager responded to reports that the Reds were interested in his goalkeeper.

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If you haven’t heard, Liverpool’s 2016 goalkeeping situation has been a mess.

To recap: Simon Mignolet was first choice at the start of the calendar year but struggled enough to warrant a summer transfer search for a new starter. Liverpool bought Loris Karius, but he broke his hand before the season. Then, after Karius gained full fitness and eventually won the job, Jürgen Klopp dropped him because of his poor form. And here we are.

With January around the corner, there have been murmurs of Liverpool adding another goalkeeper because who doesn’t love more controversy? One option that’s popped up is Leicester City’s Kasper Schmeichel. For some reason, Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri thought it was necessary to directly respond to that rather absurd report.

“Kasper has our signature on the contract – we don’t sell Kasper,” Ranieri said (via the Metro). “There is no chance, we don’t need money. I am sorry, Liverpool, they can win the title without Kasper.”

No need to worry, Claudio! It’s highly unlikely Liverpool were going to pursue another goalkeeper this month anyway. The part about winning the title was nice, though.