Long-running Simon Mignolet contract saga has been put to bed after the Belgian goalkeeper signed a new 4-year deal with club, which will keep him at Anfield until 2020.
While the timing may not be right after his blunders against Arsenal, but Liverpool are keen to show their faith in the goalkeeper. According to Liverpool Echo, Mignolet did not think twice beofre penning down the new contract.
It is a real strange one for Liverpool fans to fathom. On one hand, Mignolet has managed to keep more clean sheets than anyone else in the year 2015, while on the other, he is never an assured figure.
According to Bild, Jurgen Klopp is still looking to bring a more stable keeper in the summer depsite Mignolet’s new contract.
Mignolet was content signing his new contract and expressed his feeling, when he said: “I’m very 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,” Mignolet told Liverpoolfc.com upon signing the contract.
“I know 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 know with a long-term contract, you get more responsibility – and I want to take up that role because I’m the sort of character that wants to be a leader, wants to speak in the dressing room and wants to help the defence.
“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 to do that with performances on the pitch. And that’s what I’ll try to show.”