It’s the international break, which means one thing for Liverpool fans: an update on Simon Mignolet’s situation.
The Belgium international, who plays second fiddle to Alisson at Anfield and Thibaut Courtois for his country, has just two appearances to his name under Jürgen Klopp this season, both coming in the cups.
At 31 years of age, this isn’t what the shot stopper had in mind for the back end of his career, but Mignolet remains a prisoner of his contract at Liverpool, which he seems unable to free himself of as the club continue to need his services in case of emergencies.
Speaking to TV Limburg, relayed by Walfoot, the goalkeeper said: “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.”
A lot could depend on what Liverpool end up doing with Loris Karius, who is currently tied to a two-year loan with Besiktas.
With talk of the Turkish side already looking for a replacement and the deal being cut short, could we see the German stay next season with the Belgian finally granted his exit after years of service?
We’ll have to see.