Talk of Simon Mignolet's new Liverpool deal is immaterial, says Glenn Hoddle

The goalkeeper has recently signed a new five-year deal at Liverpool.

Speaking on BT Sport’s Fletch and Sav, broadcast from 10am on January 23rd, Glenn Hoddle says it is immaterial to debate whether Liverpool should have handed Simon Mignolet a new deal.

The Belgian goalkeeper has once again come in for criticism this season, with several mistakes having left many convinced he is not good enough for Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Despite that, he has been rewarded with a new contract at Anfield, with him signing a five-year deal to keep him at the club until 2021.

Many have questioned the logic behind that decision, but Hoddle says it is immaterial, as he will likely be replaced at some stage anyway.

It’s immaterial. I think someone else will come in at some stage anyway,” he told Fletch and Sav.

“Will he prove himself a better goalkeeper over the next five years? I’m not sure.”

“I think he’s at his maximum now, I don’t see him getting better. But he’s still a very good goalkeeper.”

While Mignolet has not enjoyed the best of campaigns once again, there will still be hope that he can bounce back as he has done previously.

He was infamously dropped by former manager Brendan Rodgers last season, but came back strongly to keep the most clean sheets of any goalkeeper in the Premier League in 2015.

That return to form showed he is capable and he and his side will be hoping he can bounce back in similar fashion in the second half of the campaign.

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