Liverpool no.2 Simon Mignolet has this evening spoken out over his future with the club, amid the veteran’s struggles for game-time.
Mignolet’s Liverpool stint
31-year-old Belgian international Mignolet has been plying his trade at Anfield since 2013.
However, after holding down a starting spot during his first 4 seasons on Merseyside, the shot-stopper has since fallen down the pecking order of manager Jurgen Klopp over the last 2 campaigns.
Last season saw Mignolet manage to split Premier League playing time with the since-departed Loris Karius.
However, when it mattered most, en route to the Champions League final, Mignolet was confined to the Reds’ bench.
And the current campaign has proven an even more frustrating affair for the former Sunderland man.
To this point in the season, Mignolet has managed just 2 appearances across all competitions.
This has of course come on the back of Liverpool securing the signature of Alisson Becker from AS Roma for a then world-record fee (for a goalkeeper) last summer.
And, with Alisson having since gone on to enjoy a stellar start to life on Merseyside, barring a long-term injury for the Brazilian, Mignolet is not expected to see any sort of consistent playing time with the Reds for the foreseeable future.
As such, speaking in an interview with TV Limburg earlier today, Mignolet was drawn on the prospect of departing Anfield in the summer, with the Belgian having refused to rule out the possibility:
‘This season, it was something quite easy to accept, but, obviously, I’d like to play.’
‘That’s why I keep working every day and try to keep on going on this path.’
‘I don’t know if an exit is possible this summer. I still have two years left on my contract.’
‘For now, I’m focused on Liverpool and Belgium games. We’ll see later.’