2018 hasn’t been the best of years for our Belgian goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.
The 30-year-old, after a run of indifferent form, lost his place between the sticks back in January, with Loris Karius taking over.
Karius, as we all recall, was to make some horrendous errors in the Champions League Final and, as a result, his future at Liverpool was always going to come to a premature end.
With Karius future in doubt, Mignolet, perhaps, believed that the time was ripe for him to stake a claim for the goalkeepers’ jersey again.
However, Jurgen Klopp had other ideas and promptly signed the outstanding Alisson Becker.
As a result, Mignolet has had to be content with just the occasional cameo performance and has spent a considerable time on the bench.
Recent speculation, heralding from the news source, the Liverpool Echo, has hinted that Mignolet could be exiting Anfield in the transfer window, with the French club, Nice expressing an interest.
However, our referenced source has quickly quashed that suggestion stating that Liverpool will not release the goalkeeper before the end of the season.
The reason being that Mignolet is seen, even though he’s a permanent resident of the bench, a valued member of the squad.
It seems that Mignolet, even though he’s been largely inactive, is seen as a valued member of the squad, until, seemingly, a replacement can be sourced.