Reds fans weren't immediately impressed:
More bad news for Liverpool fans as Simon Mignolet signs new 5 year deal! pic.twitter.com/1ZpJ85UWZP— Eat My Goal.tv (@eatmygoaltv) January 18, 2016
Announcing Mignolet's contract extension the day after a demoralising loss to Manchester Utd is a masterful piece of PR by #LFC— Hari Sethi (@Hari_Sethi) January 18, 2016
mignolet contract extension pic.twitter.com/tx4RuaGoFk— matthew✗❤O (@jaureguispress) January 18, 2016
Can't deal with 5 more years of Mignolet— ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤnic ✨ (@__niccccc) January 18, 2016
Klopp hearing the transfer committee has offered Mignolet a 5 year deal which has been accepted. pic.twitter.com/hI0PeH7HPv— . (@AnfieldRd96) January 18, 2016
Though there were a few statistics suggesting the Belgian might be the right man between the posts for Jurgen Klopp's side...
Simon Mignolet has made more saves (494) than any other goalkeeper in the Premier League over the last 5 seasons. pic.twitter.com/9JQLgomw1o— Squawka Football (@Squawka) January 18, 2016
...or maybe not:
No Premier League goalkeeper has made more defensive errors (7) since the start of last season than Simon Mignolet. pic.twitter.com/EFtAMYfoun— Squawka Football (@Squawka) January 18, 2016
The analysis went even deeper, comparing the finer details of Mignolet's contract extension to those of others who signed on at Merseyside.
At least it looks like Simon Mignolet's contract contains a few more details than the one Daniel Sturridge "signed" pic.twitter.com/rtFC1JsIG8— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) January 18, 2016
Liverpool football club is neither delighted nor pleased to announce Mignolet's contract extension. pic.twitter.com/4eAdsPhIZX— Paul (@Kolology) January 18, 2016
Liverpool are next in action in their FA Cup third-round replay against Exeter City at Anfield on Wednesday night.