Liverpool have opened talks with goalkeeper Simon Mignolet over a renewal of his contract, according to reports.
The Belgian has had his critics in his time at Anfield, but manager Jürgen Klopp has been full of praise for the player, who has shown improvement this season.
Klopp has also denied links to other shot-stoppers, such as Stoke’s Jack Butland, and appears keen to offer Mignolet a new deal, according to Guardian. Mignolet, 27, currently earns £60,000 per week and would see his wages increased if he puts pen to paper on a new contract. The Belgian moved from Sunderland to Anfield in June 2013 for £9M on a five year deal and would see his current deal of £60,000-a-week increase considerably.
Klopp denied reports linking the club to Stoke City’s Jack Butland and Belgian U-21 international Guillaume Hubert by stating that ‘’I am absolutely satisfied with our goalkeeping situation. I am sorry to kill your stories about goalkeepers. We are not looking for another goalkeeper.
We have enough high-quality goalkeepers, I’ve had a lot of goalkeepers over the last few years and Simon Mignolet is one of the smartest I have ever had.
Mignolet deserves a new and improved contract at Liverpool for his performance for the club; the Belgian is one of the best shot-stoppers in the Premier league and a pay rise would boost his confidence.