Liverpool hand under-fire star new contract despite struggles this season

Liverpool are reportedly set to agree terms on a new contract extension with goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, despite the fact that he has been guilty of making some high-profile gaffes this season.

The Belgian international has been singled out by supporters over the last two years, with many hoping that boss Jurgen Klopp would have moved to replace him.

However, it appears as though the German tactician will do the opposite and continue to show faith in Mignolet, with the former Sunderland shot-stopper signing a new deal that will keep him at the club until 2020 with a £50,000 per week contract touted, as noted by The Mirror.

Since arriving at Anfield, Klopp has remained defiant in his trust in his first-choice goalkeeper, and he will hope that his show of faith is now rewarded with improved performances and consistency through the remainder of the season.

Liverpool host Arsenal on Wednesday night hoping to edge closer towards the top four, although they still remain six points behind fourth-placed Tottenham.

Following their 2-0 defeat to West Ham United earlier this month, the Reds have been in cup action since and have experienced mixed results.

Having defeated Stoke City in the first leg of their Capital One Cup clash, they were held to a 2-2 draw by Exeter City in the FA Cup at the weekend.

As a result, Klopp will be desperate for a league boost, and they wouldn’t come much bigger than defeating the Premier League leaders at home.

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