Corrigan - part of the City side which finished league runners-up in 1977 and had won the 1970 European Cup Winners Cup as well as going to the 1982 World Cup with England - is in no doubt the modern-day kit has its part to play.
"Joe is a brilliant keeper, but what I cannot understand, and nobody has ever explained to me, is why with the ball being as shiny and moving so much, do goalkeeper wear short-sleeve shirts?" Corrigan said on BBC Radio 5 Live's Sportsweek programme.
"They have these new rubber latex gloves at one end of their arm and then they have skin between there and the shirt, which creates another slippery surface.
"If you look at the (Southampton) goal from behind, it shows the ball hit Joe in the area which was not covered by the goalkeeping shirt, so situations like this will happen."