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Liverpool can replace Mignolet with star who has just refused a contract

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Liverpool can replace Mignolet with star who has just refused a contract

Liverpool may need to replace Simon Mignolet this summer.

The Belgian stopper will be allowed to leave the club according to The Evening Standard, and a number of clubs have apparently already been in contact.

Mignolet has been with the Reds since 2013 following a move from Sunderland.

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The 31-year-old has made over 200 appearances for the club, and is a popular figure at Anfield.

Following the arrival of Alisson last summer, Mignolet has happily taken up deputy duties, but only made two appearances in 2018/19.

His time at the club is perhaps coming to an end, and the Reds will need to think about replacing him if there’s so much interest.

 

Perhaps a move for Burnley star Tom Heaton is worth some consideration by Michael Edwards and Jurgen Klopp.

TBR’s view

Clarets stopper Heaton has reportedly just refused a new deal at Turf Moor (The Sun), suggesting he could be available for transfer this summer.

The £42,000-a-week star (Spotrac) has made 200 appearances for Burnley, and proven himself to be a capable Premier League goalkeeper over the past few years.

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It is common practice for top Premier League sides to have an older backup goalkeeper; Chelsea have Willy Caballero, Manchester City have Claudio Bravo, Arsenal had Petr Cech and Tottenham Hotspur had Michel Vorm.

33-year-old Heaton would be ideal for the role and hopefully the fans would be able to look past the three-cap England international’s previous stint with Manchester United, although he never made a first-team appearance.

With 12 months remaining on his existing deal, he would not break the bank for the Reds.

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