15 Dec 2014

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet dropped indefinitely

Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has been dropped "indefinitely", says Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers.

Brad Jones replaced Belgian Mignolet for Sunday's 3-0 defeat against Manchester United and the Australian will retain his place for Wednesday's Capital One Cup tie at Bournemouth.
"I felt I had to change it because we have to find solutions throughout the squad to be better," said Rodgers.

"I said to Simon that it's for an indefinite period."
Rodgers was pleased with the performance of former Middlesbrough goalkeeper Jones, 32, in the defeat at Old Trafford.

The Northern Irishman now hopes £9m signing Mignolet, 26, can recover his best form away from the spotlight.
"Simon's been fine, he's a really good professional," said Rodgers. "I spoke to him the other day and he accepted it and understood it.

"It can sometimes happen to a keeper where you come out of the firing line and it can help you and allow you time to reflect.

"Brad's a very capable keeper so he was always going to play in the Bournemouth game anyway."

Credit: BBC Sport


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