Jurgen Klopp believes that Simon Mignolet is going to stay at the club for next season despite losing his place to Alisson.
Simon Mignolet has been with Liverpool for quite some time. However, the Belgian shot-stopper is no longer the club’s number one. In the last couple of years, the former Sunderland man had to play second fiddle.
Following the arrival of Alisson from Roma last summer, the Belgian’s status remained the same as he struggled for game time.
Even though the likes of Danny Ward and Loris Karius were moved on, Simon Mignolet stayed and managed just two appearances. The Belgian is clearly frustrated about his situation and was linked with a move away from Anfield this summer.
However, Jurgen Klopp believes that the player will stay.
Klopp told Goal.com after seeing Mignolet play 81 minutes of a 3-1 friendly win over Bradford City on Sunday: “Yes. [From what] I’ve heard [he will stay]. [We’ve had] a lot of conversations in the last couple of years, months.
“Before we left [for summer] we had a talk, I would say yes [he will stay].
“At a club like Liverpool you need two ‘No. 1s’, at least, at the club.
“And we have that, it’s cool, with Ally and Simon.
“That’s a very good situation for the club, a situation I think you should have, and that’s why everything is fine from my point of view.”
Back in March, Simon Mignolet had said that he would want a fresh start in the summer.
He told TV Limburg: “This season, it was something quite easy to accept, but, obviously, I’d like to play.
“That’s why I keep working every day and try to keep on going on this path.
“I don’t know if an exit is possible this summer, I still have two years left on my contract.”