Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet wanted by Patrick Vieira

Ligue 1 outfit Nice are interested in Liverpool No.2 keeper Simon Mignolet, according to a report in Belgium.

Het Belang van Limburg, translated by Sport Witness, claim Nice are keen on signing Belgium goalkeeper Mignolet in January.

Nice are managed by former Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira and he is said to be unhappy with his goalkeeping options at the current time

Mignolet, 30, has made just one appearance in the EFL Cup this season after the arrival of Brazilian Alisson for a then world-record £66.9million from Roma.

The Brazil No.1 has become an automatic starter for Klopp in the Premier League and Champions League, with Mignolet left kicking his heels on the bench.


Mignolet revealed his frustration at Loris Karius’ loan move in the summer.

“I find it bizarre that Karius was loaned while I also had options to be loaned. But for some reason that was not possible,” said Mignolet.

“A goalkeeper who was preferred to me last year may leave on a loan basis. Strange.”

Klopp then revealed in September he blocked Mignolet from leaving Anfield in the summer.

Klopp said: “He has been brilliant. It was as you can imagine – transfer window time is one of two moments in the year when you can make decisions about going somewhere and, yes, Simon would have been ready to go to another club, to be the number one, wherever in the world. That was clear.

“But we couldn’t do it, and since then he has been brilliant. He trains fantastic. It’s all good and he deserves that game absolutely tomorrow. I’m really happy to give him that opportunity.”

With that in mind it’s very unlikely that Klopp would sanction a January move for Mignolet, who is under contract until 2021.