Simon Mignolet will stay at Liverpool, manager Jurgen Klopp has suggested, which would go a long way to corroborating reports that the Reds will be quiet in the transfer market this summer.
He told the media: “Yes. I would say, yes. I have had a lot of conversations with him in the last couple of years and months. We spoke before we left (for the summer break).
“It is because at a club like Liverpool you need two number ones, at least, in the club. That’s cool with Ali and Simon. A good situation for the club and a situation you should have. Everything is fine from my point of view.”
Liverpool want to keep Mignolet as there is no need to change what worked so brilliantly last season with the Belgian providing both a strong support system for Alisson and quality back up for the Brazilian.
However, the goalkeeper wants to play more regularly and at the age of 31, he needs to move on soon or he’ll not have too much time to find a regular starting role at a decent club.
What Klopp’s quotes suggest other than a potential stay for Mignolet is that reports from the Echo in July that claimed the Reds would not be conducting much business this summer are true.
Liverpool are yet to announce any signings other than the capture of Sepp van Den Berg from Eredivisie outfit PEC Zwolle but the 17-year-old Dutchman is not expected to be a regular anytime soon.
Liverpool need to sign a left back desperately as Andy Robertson is the only player naturally suited to the role in the squad and with Daniel Sturridge having departed this summer, a new attacker is also required.
Yet it seems more and more likely that Klopp won’t conduct any more business this summer.