Liverpool fans react to Mignolet’s transfer comments

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has criticised the club’s transfer policy by branding the decision to allow Loris Karius to leave on loan, whilst he remains at Anfield, as being “bizarre”, as reported by Het Laatste Nieuws.

The Liverpool Echo have provided a translation of the Belgian shot-stopper’s comments.

Having played a back up role to Karius for much of last season, Mignolet claims that he finds the decision to allow the preferred German to leave, whilst he himself also had offers to depart but was made to stay, as being “bizarre” and “strange”.

With Danny Ward and Karius both having left the club, it now appears that Mignolet must remain as the second-choice ‘keeper behind new arrival Alisson Becker. 

It is understandable why the 30-year-old also wanted to move on this summer. At this stage in his career, Mignolet must be desperate to secure regular football this season. Barring injury to Alisson, Mignolet stands basically no chance of becoming Jurgen Klopp’s No. 1 in this campaign. 

Since joining the club in 2013, Mignolet spent several seasons as the Reds’ first choice, but consistent mistakes eventually forced the club to upgrade between the sticks, rendering Mignolet as something of a flop signing. 

Now, his comments are sure to rile certain figures at the club and do raise questions over his professionalism. 

Many Liverpool fans have since taken to Twitter to give their take on Mignolet’s comments…