Keeping Mignolet as back-up would not be Liverpool’s worst decision

Liverpool are struggling to sell goalkeeper Simon Mignolet for £12m as suitors are refusing to meet the price tag, according to the Liverpool Echo.

What’s the word?

It has been quite the fall from grace for Mignolet as in the space of eight months, the Belgian has gone from number one to third choice, essentially.

Loris Karius took his position in January, but after a few blunders from the German, a new man is in town.

Liverpool splashed a world-record fee on Brazilian shot-stopper Alisson from Roma, which means that Mignolet has dropped further down the pecking order.

The Liverpool Echo reports that the Reds had hoped to get around £12m for the ex-Sunderland player, but no other clubs are willing to meet the figure.

What now?

Liverpool can either drop their asking price or keep Mignolet in the squad for the upcoming season.

It would be beneficial for the Merseyside outfit to get the keeper off the wage bill.

However, Liverpool could find themselves short of options if Alisson gets injured as there is also talk of Karius moving on.

The club recently sold Danny Ward, so it might be in their best interests to keep Mignolet as back-up for the season.

The Belgian, who is valued at £9m by Transfermarkt, is no longer up to standard for Liverpool, but he could do a job if needed as cover.

For the time being, the Reds should hold on to the controversial stopper.