Agent: It will be hard for Mignolet to leave Liverpool in January

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 25: Simon Mignolet of Liverpool shouts instructions during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield on November 25, 2017 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Simon Mignolet’s agent admits his prospects of leaving Liverpool in the winter transfer window aren’t very good

Following Alisson Becker’s £65m arrival from AS Roma, Mignolet has made just the one appearance for Liverpool all season.

However, following Loris Karius and Danny Ward’s summer exits, manager Jurgen Klopp only has Mignolet and a few inexperienced youngsters to cover for Alisson in goal.

“We have to be realistic,” Agent Nico Vaesen told ESPN.

“There are not many good possible transfers in January, especially not for a goalkeeper.

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“Circumstances have to be right for everybody. If something is to happen in January, it will be very difficult to do something.

“If Simon goes or could go in January, Liverpool have to look for a replacement as well.

“So I understand from a club’s point of view that it’s not easy to do. In that respect, we know each other’s problems. We’ll see how and when we can solve them.”

Vaesen also dismissed reports linking the Belgian goalkeeper with a move to Patrick Viera’s OGC Nice team as nothing more than “paper talk”.

In the meantime, Vaesen added he hopes to see Mignolet’s professionalism with his unfavourable situation at Liverpool being awarded with more game time.

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