Simon Mignolet’s time at Anfield is apparently coming to an end with Jurgen Klopp making his intentions clear regarding the goalkeeping department.
The Belgian international made way for Loris Karius for the FA Cup clash against Everton and was then benched against Manchester City on Sunday.
Jurgen Klopp, who made Mignolet his clear number 1 earlier this season, admitted before the City game that Karius would remain in goal if the German does well.
Rumours emerged that the 29-year-old had a fallout with Klopp regarding his position in the team, but the former Sunderland man has dismissed any such claims.
“I have heard those rumours, but there is absolutely nothing of it,” Mignolet told Belgian network Sporza.
The shot-stopper, though, is clearly not happy with Klopp’s rotation policy and suggests that he can’t wait and watch as he looks to cement a spot in the Belgium squad for the upcoming World Cup.
“After everything that has happened this season, I know where I stand and the situation has become clearer,” Mignolet added.
“Of course I also have to think about my own future, the only thing I can do is focus on the training and do my best, I’m 30 years old and the World Cup is coming in. This situation can not last too long, that’s clear. I can not say more about it.”
Mignolet has started 19 league games this season but is yet to feature in a Champions League game after the qualifiers against Hoffenheim with Karius being in charge for Europe in the group stages.
Karius, though, looked far from convincing on Sunday and his performance ideally shouldn’t guarantee him a regular spot either.
In fact, none of the two has been able to stamp his authority as a firm favourite between the sticks which has added more weight to reports claiming that Klopp is looking to bring in a new face in goal.
Loris Karius is the only Premier League goalkeeper with more conceded goals than saved shots. He has the worst shot saves ratio – 43%.
Simon Mignolet has only saved 59% of shots that makes him 24th out of 27 goalkeepers. #LFC
De Gea tops the list – 83%. #MUFC
via @InStatFootball pic.twitter.com/uMWMHjokC1
— Artur Petrosyan (@arturpetrosyan) January 16, 2018
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