Paul Joyce has reported in The Times today that Simon Mignolet is set to stay at Liverpool next season, with Jurgen Klopp impressed by his attitude and professionalism as backup to Alisson.
Klopp, the players and the backroom staff regard Mignolet very highly, especially last season where he retained a positive approach in his role as Alisson’s deputy and with reduced playing time.
Mignolet only made 2 appearances in all competitions last season, with his game time severely reduced after the sensational impact that Alisson has had since his £65m arrival from Roma, but still maintained a great outlook and Klopp believes it may be difficult to find a better number two elsewhere.
The Reds are in no rush to sell Mignolet, who signed a new long-term deal with the club in 2016, and will only look to sell him should a “Lucas Leiva” situation arise; effectively, if a good offer comes in that satisfies both parties, Liverpool’s stance may change.
Reports last month stated that Liverpool were happy to allow Mignolet to leave Anfield, amidst interest from Bournemouth and Watford, but only if a club matched their £15m valuation.
It is unclear whether the Belgium international still wishes to depart Liverpool in search of more playing time, which at 31-years-old, he may be keen to obtain. However, if Klopp gets his wish, Mignolet won’t be leaving the club anytime soon.