Articles circled the web a few days back which claimed Jurgen Klopp had decided to drop Simon Mignolet for today’s game against Spurs.
This was on the basis of errors against Chelsea and Hull, with Loris Karius waiting in the wings to usurp his long-serving counterpart.
But Paul Joyce, arguably the most trusted Liverpool correspondent about, has claimed in the Times that the Belgian is likely to keep his spot, despite previous reports.
Yesterday, Klopp was asked which keeper he would pick during the pre-match press-conference and was mighty irritated by the suggestion he’d already made his mind up to leave out Mignolet.
“Who said that I decided this? It’s a rumour,” Klopp told ESPN. “Ah, it’s been reported! Oh my God.
“No, I have decided nothing in this case. Obviously, we had not 100 fantastic games in a row so that involves different players, myself and everything. It’s not that we make a decision like this in this moment.”
We’re not sure who we’d prefer between the sticks, in truth. Dropping Mignolet for the second time this season would be a clear indication he has no future under Klopp, but this might not be a bad thing.
The 28-year-old has been here since 2013 and simply makes too many errors. Karius has not enjoyed a good debut season, but has potential and deserves an opportunity – the type of which Mignolet has already had..
We’ve got 14 games left of the season and Klopp needs to select the stopper most likely to help the team. At the moment, they’re level pegging.