Simon Mignolet dropped indefinitely, confirms Liverpool manager
Brendan Rodgers refuses to indicate when Simon Mignolet could be reinstated
Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that Liverpool number one Simon Mignolet has been dropped indefinitely.
The Reds goalkeeper was replaced in the starting line-up by his understudy Brad Jones for their 3-0 defeat by Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.
The Belgium international, who moved to Liverpool from Sunderland in a £9m deal in 2012, has conceded a staggering 30 goals in 22 games in all competitions this season.
“I felt I had to change it because we have to find solutions throughout the squad to be better,” said Rodgers.
“I said to Simon that it’s for an indefinite period.”
Rodgers added: “Simon’s been fine, he’s a really good professional. I spoke to him the other day and he accepted it and understood it.
“It can sometimes happen to a keeper where you come out of the firing line and it can help you and allow you time to reflect.
“Brad’s a very capable keeper so he was always going to play in the Bournemouth game anyway.”
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher claimed Rodgers was telling Mignolet that he needs to sign a new goalkeeper in the January transfer window.
“He [Mignolet] needed to come out of the team for his own good, never mind the team,” Carragher told Sky Sports.
“To do it here at Old Trafford, if you look at the bigger picture, he is basically saying to Simon Mignolet that he needs a new goalkeeper.”