Simon Mignolet signs new five-year contract extension

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Our under pressure goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has just put pen to paper on a new five-year contract extension with the club, according to a report on the BBC.

It means the 27-year-old Belgian will now theoretically stay at the club until 2021.

He still had 2.5 years left to run on his existing deal with the club, but Klopp has been adamant that he wanted to offer the keeper a new deal since he arrived at the club. As recently as last month he called Mignolet “one of the smartest [keepers] I have ever worked with.” (via Echo)

“I’m very pleased that I can be at Anfield and a part of Liverpool for a long future. I’m happy to commit my future to Liverpool,” said Mignolet.

“I know signing a new contract comes with new responsibility. I’m getting older as well and coming into the years where people would say those are the years a ‘keeper is at his best. I know with a long-term contract, you get more responsibility – and I want to take up that role because I’m the sort of character that wants to be a leader, wants to speak in the dressing room and wants to help the defence.”

“I’ll try to work hard together with the goalkeeping coach and staff here, who are behind me and have given their confidence with a new contract. I would like to thank them for that – but you can’t really do that with words, you have to do that with performances on the pitch. And that’s what I’ll try to show.”

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What do you think about the new deal? A sensible move to restore confidence to a struggling stopper, or a crazy call to tie down someone who should not be our long-term number one?

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