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BREAKING NEWS: Mignolet secures new Liverpool deal

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 18 Jan 2016

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Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has signed a long-term contract extension at Anfield, the Premier League club have confirmed.

Mignolet joined Liverpool from Sunderland in June 2013 and has made 122 appearances for the club in all competitions, missing only three league games during this period.

The length of the agreement was not officially disclosed but Omnisport understands the Belgium international’s deal runs until the end of the 2020-21 season.

Mignolet’s position as Jurgen Klopp’s number one goalkeeper has come under scrutiny due to some inconsistent performances this term, but the 27-year-old is pleased to have secured his future on Merseyside.

“I’m very pleased that I can be at Anfield and a part of Liverpool for a long future,” he told the club’s official website. “I’m happy to commit my future to LFC.

“I know signing a new contract comes with new responsibility. I’m getting older as well and coming into the years where people would say those are the years a keeper is at his best.

“I know with a long-term contract, you get more responsibility and I want to take up that role because I’m the sort of character that wants to be a leader, wants to speak in the dressing room and wants to help the defence.

“I’ll try to work hard together with the goalkeeping coach and staff here, who are behind me and have given their confidence with a new contract.

“I would like to thank them for that – but you can’t really do that with words, you have to do that with performances on the pitch. And that’s what I’ll try to show.”

Liverpool lie ninth in the Premier League table following Sunday’s 1-0 defeat at home to rivals Manchester United.

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