Brendan Rodgers has seemingly finally ran of patience with Simon Mignolet’s constant mistakes as he drops his keeper for the crucial game at Old Trafford.
The Liverpool manager was long living in hope that the Belgian’s form would improve, and their appeared to light at the end of the tunnel when Mignolet put in a decent performance against Stoke, with Rodgers saying:
“I just asked him to simplify his game and do what he’s good at, which is shot-stopping. He came for a couple of crosses, especially at the end when the pressure is on and it becomes a war with all the big players.
“He made a couple of great saves and I’m very pleased for him because he’s a good guy who’s working very hard at his game.”
However, mistakes since then seem to have added to final nail in the coffin, with Brad Jones in for the game against Manchester United:
Big calls by Rodgers. Mignolet dropped & #LFC playing with no recognised striker.
— Matthew Riordan (@Riordan_Matt) December 14, 2014
Mignolet dropped to the bench is a bad sign for United. Rodgers is finally cured from his blindness.
— Adhika Prasetyo (@adhikapp) December 14, 2014
Mignolet dropped, Liverpool fans will be buzzing
— ️George. (@George_Stone99) December 14, 2014