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Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet set to sign new contract

Simon Mignolet of Liverpool applauds
Image: Simon Mignolet set to continue his career at Anfield

Liverpool are close to rewarding goalkeeper Simon Mignolet with a new contract, according to Sky sources.

The 27-year-old has come under fire this season after a number of errors, but the Belgium international looks set to sign a new deal that will keep him at Anfield to 2020.

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Mignolet joined Liverpool from Sunderland in the summer of 2013 for £9m having started his career with Belgian side St Truiden.

The 'keeper was heavily criticised for his efforts in a 2-2 draw at home with West Brom in December.

He was blamed, along with the defence, for both the Liverpool goals, but manager Jurgen Klopp jumped to Mignolet's defence and said: "Simon came out of his goal and wanted to reach the ball and that's how I work."

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet catches the ball in a match against Stoke
Image: Mignolet claims a cross against Stoke

Some speculation suggested Klopp was keen on recruiting a new goalkeeper, but the latest news from Anfield would suggest Klopp still has plenty of faith in Mignolet.

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Mignolet will return to goalkeeper duties on Wednesday night for the Anfield clash with Arsenal after Adam Bogdan started in the FA Cup 2-2 draw with Exeter.

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