After three consecutive seasons as Liverpool’s undisputed No.1, Simon Mignolet has had to adjust to a supporting role for the club this season.


Jurgen Klopp has praised the Belgian stopper for his good attitude, despite being replaced by Loris Karius; however, Klopp has conceded that the 28 year old is ‘not happy’ with his role at the club.


Mignolet has struggled for consistency with the club and had been the target of criticism from both fans and pundits since arriving on Merseyside in 2013, with question marks raised over his distribution, handling and positioning.


In a recent interview with Liverpool’s YouTube channel, when asked about the goalkeeping choices at his disposal, Klopp stated: “It’s not that one is bad and one is good. It’s a luxury situation.”


“He is a very serious player, a good professional…he’s still not happy.”


There was speculation throughout last season as to whether Klopp would replace Mignolet once he began to reshape the squad, and it appears that speculation was justified.

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The arrival of Karius for £4.7m suggested that Mignolet would play second fiddle to the 23-year-old German and in an interview with The Guardian, Klopp confirmed his stance on his two goalkeepers.


“In this moment, we have a No.1 and that is Loris Karius.”

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