Jurgen Klopp may have had a perfect start to the season on the pitch, after Mo Salah’s winner against Brighton on Saturday evening made it three wins out of three.
However, events off the field may be not be going so smoothly after Belgian goalkeeper Simon Mignolet questioned the decision of the Anfield club to allow Loris Karius to depart on loan to Besiktas.
30-year old Mignolet has not played for the club since January, and was effectively relegated to number two keeper last season after the emergence of Karius. When Alisson was signed, he effectively found himself relegated to first choice, only to be promoted to the bench for the last two Premier League matches, which he described as a “sour promotion”.
He still harbours ambitions of securing a move away from Liverpool before the transfer window shuts as he looks for regular football, but the departure of Karius makes that less likely as all the other goalkeeping options available to Klopp are youngsters Caoimhin Kellor and Kamil Grabara.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.