Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool links mean Simon Mignolet could be Celtic's solution

Celtic Manager Brendan Rodgers  celebrates at full time during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Hearts and Celtic at Tynecastle Stadium on April 2, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Liverpool paid £9m to Sunderland for the signature of Simon Mignolet in 2013 but Brendan Rodgers' current club Celtic need a goalkeeper.

Celtic Glasgow Scottish goalkeaper Craig Gordon gives a press conference at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on November 21, 2017 on the eve of the UEFA Champions League football...

Craig Gordon should return to action before the end of the season but regardless of the veteran shot-stopper’s fitness, Celtic simply must make a new goalkeeper a priority during the summer transfer window.

37-year-old understudy Dorus de Vries proved in the Europa League defeat to Zenit St Petersburg that he is far too erratic to be relied upon while Scott Bain, the January loan signing from Dundee, has not been trusted with a single minute so far.

But could the fact that one of Brendan Rodgers’ former players is set for a summer move play into Celtic’s hands?

Manager of Celtic Brendan Rodgers celebrates with fans the Betfred Cup Semi-Final at Hampden Park on October 21, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Belgian paper DH claims that Simon Mignolet is set to leave Liverpool this summer after losing his place to Loris Karius and the German’s increasingly impressive displays mean he surely faces an impossible task getting back in the starting XI.

Mignolet has made it very clear that he is not happy on the bench and the shot-stopper, who turned 30 recently, is on the radar of both Napoli and Borussia Dortmund, but what about Celtic?

Rodgers was Liverpool’s manager when The Reds paid £9 million to sign Mignolet from Sunderland in June 2013 and, for the most part, he kept his faith in the Belgian prior to his sacking over two years later.

Simon Mignolet of Liverpool gestures during the during the Premier League match between Watford and Liverpool at Vicarage Road on August 12, 2017 in Watford, England.

"I’ve been delighted with Simon since he’s come into the team, he’s shown wonderful ability, a wonderful assurance,” Rodgers said of Mignolet during his time at Anfield, as reported by the Liverpool Echo.

If Celtic can afford him, Mignolet could be the solution to their goalkeeping problems.

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