Liverpool are set to hand Simon Mignolet a new contract that will keep him at the club at least until the summer of 2020. The Belgian goalkeeper has been publicly backed by Jurgen Klopp despite a spate of errors during his time with the Merseyside club since joining from Sunderland in 2013.
According to the Mirror, the Belgium international has already agreed to a new deal with the club until the end of the 2020 season and is expected to earn upwards of £50,000-a-week in the coming seasons. The Reds have been linked with moves for a replacement for the former Sunderland stopper in recent weeks but the German manager has backed his number 1 and dismissed rumoured moves for Barcelona keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
"Simon Mignolet is a really, really, really good goalkeeper. Number two in Belgium — or number one we will see — but maybe number two at the European Championships. It's a big football country in this moment so he's had a good education in all parts of life, especially goalkeeping. I spoke a lot with John Achterberg and things like this so we have solutions in our on squad," Klopp said, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.
The 27-year-old keeper, whose current contract runs until the summer of 2018, has however failed to build the same level of confidence with the club's supporters and was again at fault for Arsenal's second goal during their 3-3 draw in the Premier League on Wednesday (13 January).
The Reds have also been linked with a move for Stoke City's in-form stopper Jack Butland and with the club's backup keeper Adam Bogdan failing to impress following his free transfer from Bolton Wanderers at the start of the season, the Merseyside club could be tempted to make a move for the England U21 international in the summer.