Liverpool confirm deal for controversial international ‘keeper

Liverpool have announced that goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has penned a new five-year deal with the club, according to BBC Sport.

The Belgian custodian put pen to paper earlier today and extends his stay at Anfield until at least the end of the 2020-21 season.

He arrived on Merseyside in 2013 from Sunderland for around £9m, though the 27-year old international shot stopper has suffered mix fortunes ever since.

His record of 15 clean sheets in 2015 was the most in the Premier League but has at times been prone to lapses in concentration.

By holding onto the ball for too long in the Europa League, he afforded opponents Bordeaux an indirect free-kick from which they scored.

In last week’s game with Arsenal, the net minder allowed the ball to ghost in from a corner after the slightest of touches from Gunners striker Olivier Giroud.

However, Mignolet has received the public backing of Reds chief Jurgen Klopp despite his series of high-profile errors.

‘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’, stated the shot-stopper.