Liverpool’s number two goalkeeper, Simon Mignolet, is set for crucial discussions with Jurgen Klopp concerning his Liverpool future once Belgium are out of the World Cup.
Mignolet started the season as Klopp’s number one choice, but fell down the pecking order at the turn of the year, as Loris Karius gained the manager’s trust.
Yet now, Mignolet has revealed that he will weigh up his future at Anfield after the World Cup after seeing his playing time drastically decrease last season.
Speaking post-match following Belgium’s 1-0 victory over England, the Belgium number two stated that he is thinking about his future.
“I am going to look at my situation when I come back from the World Cup,” Mignolet stated as quoted by the Guardian.
“But I didn’t play in the last few months at Liverpool, so after the World Cup, I will look at everything. I can’t say much more.”
Mignolet’s days in a Liverpool shirt certainly do appear numbered. The long-time Red had been a fan favourite, pulling off some mind-boggling saves throughout his Liverpool career, but the emergence of Karius as the bonafide number one looks to have made his mind up; and if Liverpool weren’t going to sell him, I think he’d want to leave anyway. It is unlikely that Mignolet would ever seriously push Thibaut Courtois for the Belgium prime shot stopper role, but he certainly needs more minutes to retain his status in the Belgium setup. A move away could be what benefits both parties the most, as Liverpool are in the market for a top-class keeper, and Karius or Mignolet could move away as the makeweight for any potential incomings. Mignolet still possesses the quality to play for top-level clubs, and i’m sure that he is not short of any suitors in the market, but for now at least his focus is solely on being ready if Belgium needs him this World Cup.