Mignolet pens Liverpool extension

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Liverpool have confirmed that goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has put pen to paper on a new five-year deal at Anfield.

The Belgium international has made 122 appearances for the club since joining from Sunderland in June 2013.

The 27-year-old has come under scrutiny for his displays in goal this season, but new Reds boss Jurgen Klopp, though, has publicly backed Mignolet several times since taking over.

Mignolet also kept the most cleansheets of any goalkeeper in the Premier League during the calendar year of 2015 and the stopper was delighted with his new deal.

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

“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’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.”

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