Liverpools first choice goalkeeper, Simon Mignolet, has signed a new long term contact extension at Anfield, keeping him at the club until 2021.
The 27 year old, Belgian has been criticised by sections of the Anfield crowd after some less than desirable performances between the sticks, but Jürgen Klopp has shown his faith in the ‘keeper by handing him a new five-and-a-half year extension.
After signing his contract, Mignolet said;
I’m very happy and pleased that I can be at Anfield and a part of Liverpool for a long future. I’m happy to commit my future to LFC.
I know that signing a new contract comes with new responsibility. I’m getting older as well and coming into the years where people would say those are the years a ‘keeper is at his best.
I’ll try to work hard together with the goalkeeping coach and staff here, who are behind me and have given their confidence with a new contract.
I would like to thank them for that, but you can’t really do that with words, you have o do that with performances on the pitch and that’s what I’ll try to show.
Mignolet was signed by former Liverpool manager, Brendan Rodgers, back in 2013 from Sunderland.