Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has ruled out a swoop for exiled Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart.
He could return to the Premier League next season, but it is unlikely he will play for City again and Liverpool have been linked with a deal for the 30-year-old England international.
Klopp: "We already have highest quality"
Klopp's keepers have been a constant problem this season after first-choice Simon Mignolet struggled and was replaced by Loris Karius, who also failed to shine. But Mignolet has improved since returning to the line-up and, in the last two matches against Stoke and West Bromwich Albion, the Belgian has been particularly impressive.
With that in mind, Klopp is adamant he has no plans to make a move for Hart, who is currently on loan with Serie A side Torino after being banished by City manager Pep Guardiola.
"Extra competition? You ask about goalkeepers but even though you don't say the name is it about Joe Hart?" Klopp said on Thursday when asked whether he was considering his goalkeeping options.
"He is a fantastic goalkeeper, the goalkeeper of the English national team, the highest quality, but we have highest-quality goalkeepers.
"It is not for us in this moment and hopefully not for us in the future, not because of Joe, but we already have two strong goalkeepers.
"Danny Ward is at Huddersfield and playing a brilliant season. He is our player so we will bring him back next year so there is competition.
"The situation with our goalkeepers is really good. I understand the question but I cannot give the answer probably a few people want."
Klopp has ostensibly been active elsewhere in the transfer market; Real Madrid have turned down a €50 million approach for midfielder Marco Asensio.
Henderson struggling for fitness
Klopp, whose third-placed side host Crystal Palace on Sunday, also admitted Reds captain Jordan Henderson is still struggling to return from the foot problem which has sidelined him since early February.
Asked whether Henderson's campaign could be over, Klopp added: "I don't know, we will see.
"At this moment he cannot really train so we have to wait for this, that was the plan from the beginning. He looks really healthy but he cannot play football and that is the situation at the moment. If something changes we can talk about it."
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