Liverpool fans have shown respect to Simon Mignolet after the shot-stopper admitted he left the club because of the competition from Alisson.
Mignolet told Het Belang van Limburg (via Sport Witness): “Alisson could immediately claim his place again. And even if he pushed the ball into his own goal, he would still retain [his place in the starting XI]. What sense did it make for me?”
The former Liverpool keeper had an up and down career at Anfield after he experienced many blunders between the sticks. However, the Belgium international did make 204 appearances for the club and has clearly earned the respect from the Liverpool faithful.
Many supporters have wished him all the best now he is back in his homeland with Club Brugge, as one fan said he is a “top professional”.
His decision to leave was clearly a smart one, however, as Alisson has gone onto become the Reds’ number one and do the job incredibly well.
The Brazilian was integral to the Champions League triumph last season, as he also won the Premier League Golden Glove after keeping 21 clean sheets.
The former Roma man also claimed the Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper for 2019 as a result of his heroics in the league and in Europe.
Here’s what some of the fans have had to say on their former keeper…
He stayed and supported the team even when he was not playing, nothing but wishing him good luck in club Brugge
— Castiel Chieng (@CastielChieng) November 17, 2019
Fair enough, glad he got what he wanted, class sportsmanship from him. Can’t blame him at all
— Arron (@ArronLovesZara) November 17, 2019
Simon I Don’t blame you Mate but I’m very Happy you Left as a European Champion fantastic Professional
— Justin Cole (@JustinCole46103) November 17, 2019
Fair play to him. Top lad, top professional
— Lucas (@lucas4dominion) November 17, 2019
True professional, wish him all the best
— Ed Bassett (@Eddy_B22) November 17, 2019
Fair play,top bloke
— Trev leech (@trevleech70) November 17, 2019
All love & respect for SM. Lad embodies class & sportsmanship. #YNWA
— ✨ Mother✨ (@girlbomb3) November 17, 2019