Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool manager has handled the players quite well and the fans are quite satisfied too. Recently, rumours had arose that Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet was on the verge of losing his place as the main goalie.
But, Klopp himself verified that his place was not in question and discussions are being held for a new contract to Simon, which indicates Klopp’s confidence in him.
Mignolet has two years left after this season, but Klopp’s confidence in him is translating into a new contract for the goalkeeper. Simon was signed from Sunderland on a five-year contract in 2013 for £9m. Klopp slashed claims that Liverpool is seeking a new goalkeeper in either Stoke City’s Jack Butland or Belgium Under-21 Guillaume Hubert or Cologne’s Timo Horn, by confirming the new contract offered to Simon.
“Simon was not preferred much when Brendan Rodgers was the manager.”
“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. He is completely open and he’s young enough to develop, to improve.” Klopp said.
Liverpool’s No.2 goalkeeper Adam Bogdan has done well too and was given some chances as well.
Jurgen Klopp also clarified with regard to Daniel Sturridge that, because of his previous injuries he doesn’t want to push himself even though it was a minor injury.
Sturridge was suffering from a knee injury since some time while captain Jordan Henderson had broken his foot in September.
Both made second-half appearances in Sunday’s win against Swansea, with no great reactions. Klopp confirmed that both of them would travel to Southampton.
Klopp has brought a lot of positiveness to the team and fans agree to him whole-heartedly and the recent contract proposal to Simon confirms this atmosphere.
Liverpool have been defeated only once in 10 games after Klopp took over, but the loss against Crystal Palace last month at Anfield haunts him, indicating that his start with Liverpool hasn’t been so good.