Klopp rules out Liverpool keeper move and backs Mignolet

Date published: Tuesday 1st December 2015 1:12

Jurgen Klopp: Declared himself happy with Simon Mignolet

Jurgen Klopp: Declared himself happy with Simon Mignolet

Jurgen Klopp has declared himself “absolutely satisfied” with his goalkeeper options after denying reports Liverpool would sign a replacement for Simon Mignolet.

The Reds have been linked with Jack Butland – a move swiftly denied by Stoke boss Mark Hughes – Barcelona’s Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Timo Horn among others, but Klopp says he has no intention of adding to his options between the posts in January.

Speaking to reporters ahead of Wednesday’s Capital One Cup quarter-final at Southampton, Klopp said: “I’m absolutely satisfied with my goalkeeper situation, sorry to kill your stories about German goalkeepers, Stoke or wherever. We have enough high quality goalkeepers.”

Klopp was also fulsome in his praise for Belgium stopper Mignolet, who has improved under Klopp’s management this season.

“Mignolet is now smarter than he’s ever been,” he added. “He’s young enough to develop, to improve. It’s not the easiest situation before I came here but since I came here, nothing to criticise.

“He had not the most easy situation before I came here but since I am here there is nothing to criticise, absolutely nothing. He is a good football player. Everything is okay.

“Everyone is watching for a second Manuel Neuer or things like this but he is on a really good way. The goalkeeper situation until now is a comfortable one and I hope it stays like this, of course.”

Klopp, however, has confirmed that Liverpool No 2 Adam Bogdan would be handed another opportunity to impress in the cup tie at St Mary’s, while Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson could also feature from the bench.

“Good news (on Henderson and Sturridge). It wasn’t easy for them on Sunday, especially Jordan. Daniel did what we had talked about.”

Klopp, however, was more cagey about Philippe Coutinho’s chances of featuring, adding: “I can’t make a decision in this moment because we haven’t trained yet today. He will be close. It’s possible.”

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    James Marshment

    Jurgen Klopp is “absolutely satisfied” with his goalkeeper options after denying Liverpool would sign a replacement for Simon Mignolet.

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    nine nine nine

    His first error?



    If We are to persevere with Migs then Either Migs Himself needs to up his concentration levels or We need a better GK coach, I thing Migs has it in Him to be a top keeper but at the moment is not upto scratch, I would give Bogdan a run of games to keep Migs on His toes and maybe then We will see what He is made of.



    Hope I don’t put the mockers on him, but his lapses have become rarer & I think he is now a good goalkeeper.



    He has improved but still lacks composure and command at times, Maybe now that we seem to have a settled back line will help him along but you always feel that there is a howler in Him.


    Hightown hope

    It was about this time last year he was dropped for Brad Jones, and only returned in January as a result of Jones getting injured. However he came back a much changed keeper, I believe. He looked much better at commanding his area, and generally seemed a more confident keeper. Maybe it’s the time of year, as he worries about his Christmas shopping, but if he is rested we have a more proficient back up than we had last year.

    Having said all that, other than his error against Bordeaux last week, I don’t think he’s been too bad this season. But as I said on another recent thread in a reply to Mr Mak, I would swap him like a shot for the keeper of any of our main rivals.



    Most important thing for any keeper is confidence. Liverpool were never going to sign a world class keeper in January so this is very good management by Klopp. Mignolet is still quite young for a keerper, give him the rest of the season before judging him. Butland is a quality keeper though. He’ll soon be challenging Hart’s England position.



    Migs has the most clean sheets in the EPL in 2015, not too bad for a keeper many want replaced.

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