Reports this week in The Sun claim that Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet will be given an escape route out of Anfield to Turkish side Besiktas after they sold their number one Fabri to Fulham earlier this week.
The Belgian international lost his number one spot last season and has since fallen further down the pecking order in the Reds’ goalkeeping ranks.
The news, however, may be welcomed by the man to take Mignolet’s number one spot last season, Loris Karius, who now seems set to play second fiddle to the Reds new £67 million shot stopper Alisson.
Here at The Boot Room, we took a look at one winner and one loser as Simon Mignolet looks set to leave Liverpool.
Winner – Loris Karius
Karius hasn’t had much to celebrate recently and has been having a torrid time on Merseyside since his woeful Champions League final display.
However, Mignolet’s departure may come as some much needed good news for the German shot-stopper as it likely hands Karius the number two spot behind Liverpool’s new £67 million signing Alisson.
Karius needs some time on the sidelines to gain some confidence and the opportunity to feature in the odd cup game for the Reds will do the goalkeeper a world of good.
It’s a shame to see some of the criticism Karius has faced over recent weeks, and people seem to forget behind the glitz and gloves he’s only human; hopefully, the German can bounce back and become the ideal alternative to Alisson for the Reds.
Loser – Liverpool’s goalkeeping options
Liverpool might have the world’s most expensive goalkeeper in Alisson, however, since signing the Brazilian international the Reds have let go of Danny Ward and now look set to lose another goalkeeper in Simon Mignolet.
This leaves Liverpool with only Loris Karius or an inexperienced goalkeeper to choose from if Alisson were to get injured or was unable to play.
Jurgen Klopp’s side will have to go into the market for another goalkeeper, or they could be left ruing letting go of Mignolet and Ward.