Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers explains decision to drop Simon Mignolet

Brendan Rodgers explains his decision to drop Simon Mignolet for Sunday's clash with Manchester United

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Brendan Rodgers has revealed that Simon Mignolet “accepted” his decision to drop the Belgian goalkeeper for Liverpool’s clash with Manchester United on Sunday.

The shot-stopper was replaced by Brad Jones for the clash at Old Trafford, but Mignolet’s replacement was unable to prevent the Reds from slipping to a 3-0 defeat.

The change is for an indefinite period

Brendan Rodgers

And the Northern Irishman says that he came to the decision after the midweek 1-1 draw with Basel that ended Liverpool’s Champions League campaign.

“I felt after the Basel game I had to make a change,” said Rodgers.

“Simon has been fine, he’s a good professional. I spoke to him the other day and he accepted it.

“I don’t think Brad Jones had much to do today, other than for the goals. The change is for an indefinite period.

“I felt Brad did very well for me last year when I needed him, he’s a very capable keeper. We have to find solutions all over the squad to be better.”

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