The struggles of Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet have been well-documented, and any perceived interest in Barcelona star stopper Marc-Andre ter Stegen would have been met with plenty of understanding. However, following the news that Barcelona had priced ter Stegen well-above Liverpool’s price range, Jurgen Klopp has backed off of any rumors that the Reds were interested in him in the first place.
In an interview with the Liverpool Echo, Klopp gave his vote of support to the embattled Mignolet, stating that there is no problem at the position and denying reports that the club were making an offer to Barcelona for ter Stegen.
“No”, Klopp said when asked about a transfer offer for ter Stegen.
“We have some problems at this moment but thank God not around the goalkeeper position so everything is okay. It’s how I said plenty of time on the goalkeeper position and the situation is more than okay, we are satisfied. I know both goalkeepers.”
From September through November, Mignolet recorded just three clean sheets in all competitions and gave up two goals in a devastating 2-0 loss to West Ham United this past week.
Ter Stegen was given a price tag of £20 million this January after starting all six matches for Barcelona in the Champions League – allowing just four goals to the combined might of Bayer Leverkusen, BATE Borisov and AS Roma. However, he has yet to record a clean sheet in La Liga this season.
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