Tim Sherwood feels Liverpool should take advantage of the final hours of the domestic transfer window by making a move for Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster.
The Reds lost Alisson to a shoulder injury earlier this month which will keep him out of action for the coming weeks.
Indeed despite suffering the problem before the international break, he needs more time to recover.
As such, Adrian will fill in for the foreseeable future but doubts remain about his confidence between the sticks. He has made several errors since his arrival, including in the thrashing at Aston Villa.
Several pundits have said that Stoke’s Jack Butland should be a target, but Sherwood feels Foster is the best candidate.
“I’m surprised they never went to the market,” the pundit told BBC Radio 5 Live (via the Daily Express).
“I’ll be very surprised if they go for Jack Butland because he’s making mistakes playing in the Championship.
“If they were going to go the Championship, I would think they’d go and get the best goalkeeper in the Championship.
“They’re in that market now. I’d go and get a Ben Foster. Someone who’s got that wealth of experience who you know who will go in there where your back four you will think, ‘yeah, we’ve got him behind us, we know’.”
While the international transfer window closed last week, trades between the Premier League and EFL can take place until 5pm on Friday.
And Sherwood feels Liverpool should use the time they still have to make a move.
‘Liverpool could still enter the market’
“It looks like Alisson is going to be out for another month or six weeks so he’s [Adrian] going to have to get it right,” he said.
“I think they still could have gone into the transfer market, they didn’t. They could go into the Championship until Friday to possibly do that.
“If he doesn’t do that, I think it will give Adrian a confidence boost.”
Liverpool return to Premier League action on Saturday in the first Merseyside derby of the season.
Boss Jurgen Klopp has warned his players about the threat that Everton’s “perfect” additions will cause.