Peter Gulacsi's excellent Bundesliga form compounds Liverpool's goalkeeper misery

Peter Gulacsi #42 of Liverpool prepares to clear the ball against Toronto FC during the World Football Challenge friendly match on July 21, 2012 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario,...

The Hungarian never got a chance at Anfield, but is shining at RB Leipzig.

Peter Gulacsi of RB Leipzig in action during the UEFA Champions League group G match between FC Porto and RB Leipzig at Estadio do Dragao on November 1, 2017 in Porto, Portugal.Peter Gulacsi of RB Leipzig in action

Liverpool fans have become increasingly frustrated at their failures in the goalkeeping department. Simon Mignolet has never been a universally popular figure at Anfield and his supposed replacement Loris Karius does not look up to the standard necessary. Meanwhile the Manchester clubs have the brilliant Ederson and David De Gea whilst Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea have the consistent form of Hugo Lloris, Petr Cech and Thibaut Courtois to count on.

Liverpool’s struggles between the sticks is even more irritating when they had a player on the books not long ago who they would now kill to have back.

Loris Karius of Liverpool walks onto the pitch to warm up prior to the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Liverpool at John Smith's Stadium on January 30, 2018 in...

Peter Gulacsi is one of the best goalkeepers in the Bundesliga. He has been an ever-present in the rise of RB Leipzig since joining the club in 2015 and his form makes him one of German football’s best.

A no-nonsense goalkeeper, very good off his line and claiming catches as well as marshalling his back-line - if only Liverpool had a player like him.

Peter Gulacsi #42 of Liverpool prepares to clear the ball against Toronto FC during the World Football Challenge friendly match on July 21, 2012 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario,...Peter Gulacsi #42 of Liverpool prepares to clear the ball against Toronto FC

In 2007 the Reds did sign Gulacsi. The Hungarian was snapped up, originally on loan, from MTK Budapest before going on to spend six years at Anfield as a youngster. He spent time out on loan at Hereford, Tranmere and Hull City but never featured for the first-team before heading to Red Bull Salzburg in 2013.

It was a move that led to his German switch and he is now playing the best football of his career. Liverpool fans will no doubt wish he was still at Anfield.

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