Simon Mignolet’s time at Liverpool has been sunk by frequent errors, inconsistencies and – ultimately – very little playing time.
The Belgian goalkeeper played for Liverpool between 2013 and 2019, playing more than 155 matches. Reds.
However, after losing their place to Loris Karius in the first XI, both Stoppers found their needs high when Alison Becker arrived in Merseyside in 2018.
This led Jurgen Klopp to return home a short time later and approve the sale of Mignolet, who decided to play for Club Brogue.
However, while many consider this to be a silent acceptance that their time at the game’s elite level is over, that’s not exactly how things turned out.
The 33-year-old went on to play regularly in the Champions League, making a handful of match-winning appearances along the way.
In addition, after the departure of Liverpool, Mignolet has been consistently referred to by the Belgian national team by Roberto Martinez.
Nowadays, cracks finally start to appear. Returning to Belgium, journalists such as Philip Juice have claimed that Mignolet has lost the Jupiter Pro League champions on their last two outings.
“Mignolet is absolutely the top keeper for our level, but he has lost Club Brugge 4 points in the last two games,” said Sporza.
“You can see why he failed at Liverpool.
The writer describes his lack of faith in Mignolet during his Liverpool days.
The former Sunderland keeper was not exactly known for his delivery skills, which caused general resentment around Anfield whenever he had the ball at his feet.
“I would often sit in the stadium in Liverpool and hear the murmur from the stands when I got the ball,” Juice added.
“At the time, I didn’t think it was generous of the crowd, but now I understand. There was nothing wrong with Liverpool going for a better goalkeeper than Mignolet, even if Alison had such moments.”
Despite the criticism, Juice adds that Mignolet has the potential to be Belgium’s best keeper of his day.
“He can reach it [Thibaut Courtois’] Level, but they have many moments that Courtois does not have. Also, last year he had such moments at Club Brugge. The club only won then and not now, ”he said.