Liverpool are not likely to sell Simon Mignolet in the January transfer window and the goalkeeper’s agent has discussed his future as the likes of Nice are linked with a move.

Alisson Becker’s huge money move to Liverpool in the summer has seen Mignolet’s game time limited to a 90-minute cameo against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup in August.

The Reds’ new first-choice goalkeeper has been in great form this season, combining with the likes of Virgil van Dijk to inspire Liverpool to the club’s best ever start to a Premier League campaign, conceding just five goals in all competitions.

Where that leaves Mignolet is regretting not being able to leave Liverpool in the summer and his agent has made it clear that it is unlikely for the Belgian international to leave midway through the season.

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – Saturday, September 9, 2017: Liverpool’s goalkeeper Simon Mignolet warms-up before the FA Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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“We have to be realistic,” Mignolet’s representative Nico Vaesen told ESPN. “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.”

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