Belgian shot-stopper Simon Mignolet is planning on holding talks with Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp about what next season holds for him.
When Loris Karius gifted Real Madrid two goals in the Champions League final in May, fans were distraught but Simon Mignolet would have been thinking that if the German will hold faith with the German, his future must surely lie elsewhere.
In all honesty, the writing has been on the wall since Klopp promoted Karius as the Reds’ no.1 at the turn of the year. The Belgian gloveman spent the rest of the season on the bench and at 30 years of age, he will be wanting a lot more game time going forward.
Even if Klopp doesn’t keep faith with Karius, there is every chance he signs a new no.1 with Alisson Becker linked with an Anfield switch daily.
As per the Mirror’s John Cross, Mignolet is planning on holding crunch talks with Klopp when Belgium’s World Cup campaign ends. The Red Devils are through to the Round of 16 and there is no telling when they will be eliminated after being drawn to face Japan.
However, when the Belgian does return to Liverpool, he will be sure to talk to Klopp about what the future holds.
On his Liverpool career and what will happen, Mignolet said: “I am going to look at my situation when I come back from the World Cup. At this moment I have not been speaking to anyone at Liverpool because I have been trying to focus on Belgium.
“John Achterberg (Liverpool keeper coach) sends me a text before every game, to see how I am and if I am fit so I keep in touch with him.
“I didn’t play in the last few months at Liverpool, so after the World Cup I will look at everything. I can’t say much more. I don’t know how long I will have off after the tournament. I need to speak to the manager about that.”
After signing for Liverpool in 2013, Mignolet could be set to bring his 5-year career with the Reds to a close.