Mignolet completes Liverpool switch

Liverpool have completed the signing of goalkeeper Simon Mignolet from Sunderland on a long term contract.

The Belgian international cost the Reds £9m, with a further £2m potentially due to the North East club in additional payments.

He is expected to battle with Pepe Reina for a place in the first team, after the Spaniard declared that he is likely to remain at Anfield amid rumours that he could return to Barcelona.

Mignolet was a standout performer in a disappointing campaign for the Black Cats last season, with the club finishing just one place and three points above the relegation zone.

He kept eleven clean sheets in thirty-eight league appearances, and was named the clubs player of the season.

The 25 year old is the Reds fourth signing of the summer, after the arrivals of Spanish duo Iago Aspas and Luis Alberto, and Ivory Coast defender Kolo Toure.

Meanwhile, Liverpool target Henrikh Mkhitaryan is set to be fined by Shakhtar Donetsk after being accused of going AWOL, according to the Mail Online.

The Armenia midfielder is said to have failed to report to his clubs pre-season training camp in Austria, after becoming frustrated at his proposed move to Merseyside stalling.

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