Graeme Souness suggests Mourinho could replace first-choice player

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Dom Le Roy

Former Liverpool manager Graeme Souness has claimed that Hugo Lloris’s future at Tottenham Hotspur could be coming to an end.

The Spurs skipper suffered a dislocated elbow during the opening minutes of the defeat to Brighton which will keep him out of action until next year.

Souness believes that new Spurs boss Jose Mourinho could follow the example of Liverpool and Manchester City who bolstered their ranks in goal.

Lloris has been a loyal servant in North London but has previously been found guilty of making significant errors, notably against Southampton earlier this season and during the match at the Seagulls when he sustained the injury.

The 32-year-old has seen Paulo Gazzaniga deputise during his absence with the Argentine certainly more comfortably with the ball at his feet.

Lloris has conceded a staggering seventeen goals in nine appearances in all competitions for Spurs this season and whilst the defence must also take accountability, it certainly needs to improve if Spurs are to push for a top four finish (transfermarkt).

”I would be surprised if Mourinho doesn’t look at alternative arrangements in goal. I know Hugo Lloris is due back from injury in the new year but I’m not sure that he represents the best long-term bet,” Souness told The Times.

“Fixing the goalkeeping problem became a priority for Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola when they set about stamping their marks on Liverpool and City.”

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  1. Are there any good keepers out there that haven’t been snapped up by ‘bigger’ clubs though? I don’t really keep up with keepers so I’m not sure how easy Lloris will be to replace, Gazzaniga certainly isn’t a long term option, he isn’t good enough to be our first choice keeper.


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