Report: Klopp set to hand Liverpool 'keeper Simon Mignolet a new deal

Simon Mignolet

The Belgian goalkeeper is firmly number one and reportedly has the faith of the German boss.

Liverpool have opened talks with Simon Mignolet about a potential new deal at Anfield, reports the Daily Mail.

The Belgian goalkeeper signed a five-year deal when he signed from Sunderland back in 2013, meaning he still has two years left to run on his contract.

As with many players in the modern game though, usually clubs are keen to get them signed to a new contract so as to avoid any problems down the line.

Mignolet is no different, and new manager Jurgen Klopp is set to offer him a new deal to extend his stay at the club, reports the Daily Mail. 

It would be the culmination of an impressive turnaround at the club from the goalkeeper, who at one point looked destined to be heading for the exit door.

Former manager Brendan Rodgers famously dropped him from the side last season for their clash with Manchester United last season, following a series of disappointing displays.

He has however fought back since and is firmly the number one at Anfield, with Klopp also having been impressed since taking over.

Mignolet will be hoping to pay that trust back in future and continue to rack up the clean sheets, with him currently enjoying the most of any goalkeeper in the Premier League across 2015.

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