Liverpool fans react furiously on Twitter to Simon Mignolet's new five-year deal
Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet signed a new contract with the club until 2021 today, but the news did not go down well with all of the Merseyside faithful on social media, with many questioning the club's decision.
The Belgian stopper has come in for criticism on numerous occassions this season for some error prone displays.
Mignolet, 27, joined the Reds from Sunderland in 2013 for £9m and has made 122 appearances for the Anfield club.
"I am the sort of character that wants to be a leader, wants to speak in the dressing room and help the defence," Mignolet told the club's website.
"I know signing a new contract comes with new responsibility.
"I am getting older as well and coming into the years where people would say those are the years a goalkeeper is at his best.
"I will 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.
Mignolet made the most recent of his mistakes against Arsenal in the 3-3 draw last week, after getting beaten by a corner which was flicked on by Olivier Giroud.
Liverpool dropped down to ninth place in the league after the 1-0 defeat by United on Sunday.
Here was some of the reaction:
Mignolet. First choice keeper. For 5 more years. pic.twitter.com/gDh7Jr6L4p— Dan C (@DACrookster) January 18, 2016
Can only think Mignolet is signed to protect value or he's a long term backup option. Klopp will know he needs better in goal— Jüstyn™ (@justyn_lfc) January 18, 2016
Mignolet's new deal has been confirmed then. I don't buy that the deal is to retain/increase his value. It doesn't make sense to me— LFC Street (@_Est_1980_) January 18, 2016
if you thought you had a bad day , Mignolet just extended his contract with liverpool for another 5yrs— Dapper Don (@JOHNtexx) January 18, 2016
What has Mignolet done to deserve a new contract? Other than not being quite as bad as Bogdan and Jones— Joseph (@Josepheeeoo) January 18, 2016
Lose to United at home and a 5 year deal for Mignolet. Good couple of days for LFC fans.— Jaké Mourinho (@jccage) January 18, 2016
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