Brendan Rodgers says he won't sign another goalkeeper this month, handing Simon Mignolet the opportunity to prove himself for Liverpool once more in the lead-up to the summer.
With Brad Jones injured for a month Rodgers admitted was considering bringing another stopper into the fold at Anfield, while Mignolet's form resulted in him being dropped from the side on a number of occasions over the Christmas period for the Australian.
The rumour mill was buzzing with reports that Rodgers wanted a third keeper in order to eventually replace Mignolet but as his performances improved the manager now says he won't look to add to the position this month at least.
"We will see how that evolves over the next few days but I can't see it happening this month," Rodgers told the ECHO. "It's just a case of availability.
"We definitely need to have three (senior) keepers here. At the minute we have got one fit and one injured. Brad still has a wee bit to go but he's not far away from fitness.
"Danny Ward at some point will need a loan period to get games."
Rodgers also sang the praises of Mignolet's recent efforts after having admitted at the end of the year that the Belgium international would have to work hard to prove he was good enough to be the undisputed number one.
"Simon has been excellent," Rodgers explained. "He's probably not thinking so much. Sometimes you can over-think as a player. What he's doing now is instinctive and he's got back to doing what he does best.
"We brought him in here because he was good on crosses and a great shot-stopper. We knew there were areas we needed to improve with him. Now you see him making those saves, making great blocks, and coming and taking crosses. In his mind he's more settled in terms of what he's got to do in the game."
He added: "Simon is a very good learner. He's not egotistical."
Mignolet's recovery from his poor form and being dropped has certainly coincided with Liverpool's push back into contention for a Champions League spot. The side currently sit in eighth position in the table but are just five points from fourth-placed Manchester United and boast four wins in their last five matches.