Our fans have been out in force on social media this evening, reacting to the news that our current number one Simon Mignolet has agreed a new five-year contract extension with the club.
Mignolet has not had much competition in recent seasons, with Brad Jones being well-short of the required standard, Adam Bogdan suffering from poor form, and Danny Ward out on loan at Morecambe and then Aberdeen. Fans are not sure, therefore, whether he should be the guaranteed starter for the next five years.
Here’s some of best, most insightful, funniest, and most controversial reaction from Twitter:
It would seem #LFC have lost the plot giving Mignolet a contract extension. Should be showing him the exit with a big boot up his arse
— cumbrialad (@cumbrialad) January 18, 2016
@Brodinho Yes, Mignolet who has just signed a new contract is going to be used as leverage for Saido fucking Berahino
— Backseatsman (@BackseatsmanLFC) January 18, 2016
— Paul Catterson (@CattersonPaul) January 18, 2016
Still in disbelief we’ve given Mignolet a new contract, expecting to wake up tomorrow & weve recalled Balotelli
— David Kelly (@dayjkelly) January 18, 2016
I won’t lie I was very underwhelmed with the new Mignolet contract but I trust in Jurgen and whatever he has planned.
— Albert Brown (@DelboyAnd) January 18, 2016
Turns out Mignolet’s new contract isn’t true. Liverpool sent a contract to his house for him to sign but he had no idea where his post was.
— m shazad (@shazad_24) January 18, 2016
I’m puzzled by the decision to re-contract Mignolet I really am #LFC
— Stevie G (@Benthereds) January 18, 2016
Mignolet makes a horrible mistake and fumbles his pen as he tries to seal a contract extension pic.twitter.com/ftzV9DnkTb
— Matt Tyer (@Matt_Tyer) January 18, 2016
— Dan Shepherd (@TheCarteI) January 18, 2016
Don’t understand fume over Mignolet. Why let him go for nothing? The contract at least guarantees some fee for him
— Tony Evans (@TonyEvans92a) January 18, 2016
Yes Mignolet has a lot of clean sheets, but clean sheets are a team effort. A lot of the goals we concede are his individual mistakes.
— Joseph Musker (@Musker_LFC) January 18, 2016
Remember the days when we put out good news after a bad result?
— Eathen.. (@Eathen_1892) January 18, 2016