Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has insisted that he is “absolutely satisfied” with goalkeeper Simon Mignolet despite recent speculation suggesting that the Belgian could be replaced.
As reported by FourFourTwo, it had been claimed that the Reds were looking at alternatives in the transfer window with a view of replacing their first-choice man between the posts.
The former Sunderland shot-stopper has been far from secure at times this season, and coupled with his recent blunder in the Europa League against Bordeaux, the pressure is seemingly building on him as the criticism of his performances continues to grow.
Nevertheless, Klopp has dismissed those reports by publicly backing his No.1 goalkeeper, and he will hope that in turn gives the Belgian international the confidence boost that he needs to rediscover his best form.
Liverpool have conceded just 15 goals so far this season, and that has been an important part of their success as they moved up to sixth place in the Premier League table at the weekend following their 1-0 win over Swansea City at Anfield.
Scoring goals has seemingly been their biggest issue having netted just 18 in their first 14 outings, and so Klopp will certainly have a headache or two to find a way to ensure that his side are more clinical in the final third.
However, with Mignolet given the vote of confidence that he perhaps needed, his German boss will hope that he has resolved one potential distraction which in turn will allow his side to continue to focus on achieving their objectives this season.