Alisson Quality Means Mignolet Doesn’t Regret Liverpool Move
FC Bruges goalkeeper Simon Mignolet says he doesn’t regret leaving Liverpool last summer because he knows he would not be picked ahead of Alisson.
Alisson signed for Liverpool from Roma in 2018 at a cost of £70m and has since established himself as one of the world’s finest goalkeepers.
Mignolet left Liverpool for first team football last summer, but says people questioned the move when Alisson tore his calf muscle on the opening day of the season.
“I was trying to sort out my insurance when, suddenly, all these messages started coming through,” Mignolet told The Athletic.
“There must have been about 20 in the space of a few seconds. I started panicking and thinking, ‘What’s happening here?’ When I started reading them, I realised what had gone on at Anfield.
“I wasn’t even watching the game because the channel it was on wasn’t available in my room.” But Mignolet insists he would have simply been replaced as soon as Alisson returned.
“I know what everyone was thinking, ‘Simon has made a big mistake. He’ll regret leaving Liverpool now.’ But no, that wasn’t the case. I had thought everything through.
“I could have stayed at Liverpool. I would have played in the domestic cups and in other games if ‘Ali’ [Alisson] got hurt.
“But I also knew that Ali is such a good keeper that regardless of how well anyone did while he was out, he would go straight back into the team when he was fit again.”