QPR star questions Liverpool manager’s ‘strange’ decision

Rob Green says Brendan Rodgers's decision to drop Simon Mignolet was 'strange'

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Rob Green has questioned Brendan Rodgers’s “strange” decision to drop Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.

The Belgium international was replaced by Brad Jones in the starting line-up for Liverpool’s 3-0 defeat by Manchester United at Old Trafford last weekend.

However, Queens Park Rangers shot stopper Green found the timing of Rodgers’s decision peculiar after Mignolet performed well against Basel ahead of the United clash.

“How do you define indefinitely? It’s indeterminate – maybe he’ll be back sooner than you’d expect,” Green told Sky Sports.

“At some point keepers need a time out – it’s strange keeping him for the Champions League and removing him straight afterwards when he didn’t do a lot wrong, but that’s the manager’s decision.

“Simon will work hard and come back stronger.

“Clearly he’s got the ability and clearly the manager believes in him – he signed him – but when times are tough the manager may take stock behind the scenes and say ‘now’s the time to give him a rest’.

“It’s happened to me, it’s happened to every goalkeeper.”

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