Liverpool boss admits under-fire star still in line to prove himself

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed that he is still willing to give Simon Mignolet a chance to prove his worth to the club despite being dropped due to a number of poor performances, Express reports.

32-year-old Brad Jones was eventually called up to replace the Belgium goalkeeper between the sticks as he prepares to start his fourth consecutive game when the Reds travel to Turf Moor to face Burnley.

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Rodgers earlier revealed that he will be benching Mignolet for an unknown amount of time, but also reassured him that if he improves, he could once again call upon his first choice keeper.

“That would mirror the way Manchester City coach Manuel Pellegrini treated Joe Hart last season by dropping him following a blip in form before reintroducing the England goalkeeper in place of Costel Pantilimon.

“Simon’s response has been fantastic,” he said. “His training has been really good. That time coming out of the team can do you good.

“We have been looking at the areas that he can improve. Sometimes that little period out can help.

“It is a chance for him to refocus as well. Simon has been very impressive in how he has responded.

“I haven’t lost any belief in him. He is still a top goalkeeper.”

 


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