Liverpool’s Simon Mignolet has divided opinion since arriving from Sunderland in summer 2013.
He saved a penalty against Stoke on debut, but has committed too many blunders in the proceeding three and a half years to be considered a success.
The Belgian is a fantastic shot-stopper and has enjoyed terrific one-off performances, but too often his errors directly costs Liverpool points – as they did against Hull last time out.
As a result, he might lose his place this coming weekend for Tottenham’s visit to Anfield to Loris Karius, who’s been one of the few bright sparks of 2017.
The Guardian go one step further, claiming Mignolet will leave Liverpool in the summer, despite signing a five-year contract extension last term.
They reckon Jurgen Klopp has decided the 28-year-old isn’t up to scratch long-term and could bring in Manchester City’s Joe Hart as a replacement.
We’re not sure Liverpool have any interest in the English stopper and would actually predict that we’ll stick with our current goalkeeping options, considering Klopp’s recent comments that this position is Liverpool’s strongest.