Mignolet ignoring Casillas rumours, as Bookies stop bets on Iker joining LFC

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Is Iker Casillas joining Liverpool?

We really, really don’t think he is, but bookmaker Ladbrokes have stopped taking bets on it anyway, just in case.

The legendary Spaniard has a contract until 2018 and we’re pretty sure he’ll see it out in Portugal with Porto.

But in Simon Mignolet, Liverpool have a no.1 who’s definitely earned his place between our sticks this season.

The criticism our Belgian has got over the past few years has been extraordinary, but this term he’s proven his doubters wrong.

Not only has he improved his shot-stopping, catching and ability to command his defence, but he seems entirely more confident.

With Loris Karius backing him up and Danny Ward returning from loan, there really is now need for Casillas, despite his legendary status.

“I’m pleased with how I have performed individually and together with the team,” Mignolet told the official website.

“Keeping those clean sheets was very important in the last few weeks, to give us that platform and basis to win games.

“We have learned a lot, especially because the clean sheets came against teams who we struggled against a bit at the beginning of the season.

“We learned how to deal with that.”

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