Liverpool transfer news: Jurgen Klopp offers contract to international stopper

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Liverpool have opened contract talks with goalkeeper Simon Mignolet as they look to tie the Belgium international to a new deal.

The Guardian have reported that new Reds coach Jurgen Klopp is happy with his No. 1 and, as such, is looking to reward Mignolet with an extended deal.

The stopper—who signed for £13 million from Sunderland in 2013—hasn’t always had it easy at Anfield since Brendan Rodgers insisted on turning to the keeper to replace Pepe Reina.

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This was not a popular decision with the Anfield fans, and Mignolet has never truly convinced that he’s an upgrade on the World Cup winner.

His performances remained nervy under Rodgers, although there have been some signs of improvement under Klopp.

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Liverpool transfer news: Will Mignolet deal negate Butland move?

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However, the Anfield giants have recently been linked with a move for Stoke City’s England international keeper Jack Butland and are understood to be considering a £19 million move for the keeper.

The decision to offer Mignolet a new deal would indicate that Klopp is not looking to sanction such an outlay on another option between the sticks.

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