The winter window is always rife with transfer rumours especially in England as clubs enter the second half of the season searching for players to consolidate or improve their league standing.
Liverpool backup goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has told his agent to seek a new club for him as he tries to remedy his unpalatable situation at the club. A situation that seem unending.
Prior to arrival of current Liverpool first choice goalkeeper Alisson Becker, Mignolet was first choice for a couple of years but his inconsistency and lapse in concentration prompted a new signing on Merseyside.
Loris Karius was signed as an understudy but the consistent blunders of Mignolet led to him being replaced by the second best keeper in the Bundesliga.
Of course the limelight was a little overwhelming for the German keeper which led to blunders at the apex of European football, the Champions League final.
Enough was had and Brazilian No. 1 was recruited for a huge sum and Loris Karius unable to overcome his stellar howlers was sent to Besiktas on a two-year season loan.
This decision made by the club automatically put paid to Mignolet leaving as the club would have been left with one experience shot-stopper if he had.
The Belgian is obviously not happy with the club for sending Karius on a 24 month loan while he remained as a backup to Alisson.
“We have to be realistic. There are not many good possible transfers in January, especially not for a goalkeeper. Circumstances have to be right for everybody. If something is to happen in January, it will be very difficult to do something. If Simon goes or could go in January, Liverpool have to look for a replacement as well. So I understand from a club’s point of view that it’s not easy to do. In that respect, we know each other’s problems. We’ll see how and when we can solve them.”
However, he has told his agent Nico Vaesen to look into the possibility of departing in January as he is obviously tired of warming the bench.
Things can only change for the former Sunderland man if Liverpool delve into the market for a goalkeeper or promote one of their academy talent.