Liverpool have completed the signing of Simon Mignolet from Sunderland.
|The 25-year-old has signed a long-term contract after passing a medical at Melwood, and becomes the first Belgian to represent the club.The goalkeeper is the latest in a stream of signings made by the Liverpool boss early in the transfer window, and the activity seems to have caught the eye of the bookies – Liverpool are now 2/1 to qualify for the Champions League next season at Ladbrokes. Brendan Rodgers expressed his pleasure at the capture of the highly-regarded player.”I am delighted that we have been able to sign one of the top goalkeepers in the Barclays Premier League,” he said.
“Simon will join a club that will give him an opportunity to demonstrate and improve his huge talent.”
Mignolet moved to the Stadium of Light from his hometown club Sint-Truiden in 2010, and since joining the Black Cats he has built a reputation as one of the best young stoppers in Europe. His good form has been rewarded at international level, and he currently has 13 caps for his country
He arrives at Liverpool after making 90 appearances for Sunderland, but Rodgers said last week that he will have to battle it out with Pepe Reina for a place in the starting XI, and has not been signed as a replacement despite speculation linking the Spaniard with a move away from Anfield.