Simon Mignolet is close to agreeing on a new five-year deal with Liverpool, with a deal set to be announced imminently.
That’s according to The Sun, who say that Jurgen Klopp is happy to hand his current number one a new deal after watching him closely following his appointment as manager of the club.
The report in question highlights that talks are now at an advanced stage while also claiming that the club is to officially announce the new £60,000-a-week contract soon.
It’s believed the Reds are keen to give Mignolet a boost by clarifying that he is their registered number one moving forward.
The deal in question should be enough to raise his spirits, even if critics of his consistency remain.
The one worry most Liverpool fans will have concerns his often erratic judgement. At times Mignolet can make mistakes at important moments and if the Reds are to stand any chance of winning the league he’ll have to keep errors to a minimum.
Mignolet is the man
That said, since Klopp’s arrival the Belgian seems improved between the sticks and has obviously done enough to earn the German’s trust.
Liverpool will likely continue to be linked with goalkeepers, such is the nature of the winter transfer window, but it would be a surprise to see them actively pursue any of them.
Liverpool fans, is Mignolet good enough to be your number one? Let us know if you’d prefer someone else in the comments box below.