Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp believes Simon Mignolet is perfect for the club after the goalkeeper was handed a contract extension.
The news of the five-and-a-half year extension came as a shock, with Mignolet not being exceptional so far.
Klopp, has now stated he would rather help Mignolet develop and not bring in an already developed number 1.
“When I came here I heard nothing negative about Simon from all the people I spoke about him with,” Klopp said.
“There’s been a lot of games since I’ve been here and Simon, as is normal for a goalkeeper, has been involved in one or another goal we’ve conceded.
“But we thought about it overall and as a package, Simon Mignolet is, for us, perfect because he’s a smart guy, he’s young enough to develop in the things he has to develop and he gives us all a good feeling when he is in the starting line-up.
“That’s really important. We thought about it and the end result was we were sure we want to work together with him for the next few years. That’s why we offered him a new contract and he took it.”