Bruce Grobbelaar claims Jurgen Klopp is looking to replace Simon Mignolet

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is looking to replace goalkeeper Simon Mignolet at Anfield, according to club hero Bruce Grobbelaar.

As reported by talkSPORT, Grobbelaar has insisted that the new boss on Merseyside is looking at a 'couple of goalkeepers in the German league'. 

In fact, Grobbelaar has taken yet another dig at Belgium international Mignolet, suggesting that a 24-year-old in Canada is more of a package than the Reds' current shot-stopper. 


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When speaking about Mignolet, Grobbelaar stated: “I’ve had my criticism of him for two or three years, I even got pulled in and asked not to criticise him so openly. 

“I’ve said that he is a goalkeeper who is a great shot-stopper, but he is not the overall package. The overall package is good with your feet and coming out and commanding your area.

“I’ve got a goalkeeper in Canada, a 24-year-old, who does this better than Mignolet does and is just as good of a shot-stopper. He is more of a package than Mignolet is.

“I think he is looking at it [buying a replacement for Mignolet]. There are a couple of goalkeepers in the German league that he is looking at so I can see that might be one of his first signings.”

Harsh words 

In all honesty, Grobbelaar's ruthless assessment of Mignolet appears to be quite harsh at this stage. Despite a nightmare start to last season, the former Sunderland 'keeper enjoyed a prominent role in the latter stages of the campaign. 

And while proving to be inconsistent on occasions this term, Mignolet has enjoyed a couple of fine performances. By no means is the goalkeeper the finished article, but he doesn't deserve to be criticised to this extent. 

But Liverpool could do better 

Ultimately, though, it wouldn't come as a major surprise if Klopp really was looking for an upgrade. Mignolet is not at the same level as the likes of Petr Cech, David de Gea and Thibaut Courtois, so perhaps Klopp will act sooner rather than later. 

Mignolet has some fine attributes, of course, but he has to deliver on a consistent basis if he's going to remain the club's No.1 for the foreseeable future. 

Liverpool fans: do you want your boss to replace Mignolet? Have your say below! 

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