Liverpool FC manager denies hunting for Simon Mignolet replacement
Jurgen Klopp happy with Mignolet and denies he’s looking for a new goalkeeper in January
December 1st, 2015
Liverpool are in a happy place going into December, with Jurgen Klopp having created a feelgood factor at Anfield which has seen the Reds lose just once since he took charge two months ago.
Each player in the squad seems happy with the new manager, including Simon Mignolet and it appears that the Belgian will remain the first-choice Liverpool keeper for the foreseeable future, despite speculation linking the club with a host of other stoppers.
Jack Butland and Guillaume Hubert have been two names bandied around, although Klopp insists that Mignolet is the right man for the job and has consistently rebuffed talk of signing a host of new players in January.
“It is a good moment to talk about the goalkeepers at Liverpool,” he said. “I am absolutely satisfied with our goalkeeping situation. I am sorry to kill your stories about German goalkeepers and goalkeepers from Stoke.
“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. He’s not had the easiest situation before I came here, but since I have been here there has been nothing to criticise, absolutely nothing. He’s a good football player.
“Everyone is watching for a second Manuel Neuer [the Bayern Munich and Germany keeper] or something, but he is in a really good way. We just have to learn as a team to give the ball to the keeper in the right situation. Our goalkeeping situation is a comfortable one and I hope it stays like this.”