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Liverpool Fans Are None Too Impressed With Simon Mignolet's New Contract

Liverpool Fans Are None Too Impressed With Simon Mignolet's New Contract
By Gavin Cooney

You may remember Bill Shankly once spoke about moulding Liverpool into a "Bastion of Invincibility".

Today we got another reminder that all aspirations to invincibility have been long since shaken off, as Liverpool have rewarded under-performing goalkeeper Simon Mignolet with a new five year contract.

Mignolet has long since fallen out of favour with Liverpool supporters, so the fan reaction to the news ranged from furious to disbelief. Here is a section of that response:

Oddly, Mignolet kept more clean sheets than anyone else in the Premier League in 2015. His statistics this season are somewhat less impressive:

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Perhaps this is simply a case of Liverpool ensuring they can recoup their transfer fee on Mignolet, or Jurgen Klopp attempting to give his struggling goalkeeper a boost in confidence.

Liverpool fans would hope so, because the prospect of five more years with Mignolet is unsettling.

Read Also: Diouf, Richie Partridge And The Slip: A 22-Year-Old Liverpool Fan Laments His Fate

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