You can forgive the Reds for forgetting about Simon Mignolet somewhat. The Belgian shot-stopper has been limited to just one game this season since the arrival of Alisson Becker from Roma back in the summer. However, his recent comments have shown just how humble and professional the ex-Sunderland man is.
“I’m behind Alisson who is a really good goalkeeper – probably within the best five goalkeepers in the world, if not the best – and you can accept and understand it.”https://t.co/qsY49w520C
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 6, 2019
Whilst talking in an interview for the Liverpool website, the Belgian claimed that Alisson is ‘really special’, something that we all know at this point as the Brazilian continues to shine on Merseyside. These comments from Mignolet come ahead of Liverpool’s 3rd round FA Cup tie against Wolves tomorrow night, a game in which Jurgen Klopp is expected to be throwing Mignolet in for.
The last game which the 30-year-old shot-stopper started saw the Reds bow out of the Carabao Cup 2-1 at home to Chelsea. However, there were many changes for that game and they were against a tough Blues side that utilised Eden Hazard. This time around things should be different, and with Klopp having already registered a win over Wolves at Molineux this season, another trip to the West Midlands the fans will be confident, even with Mignolet in the net.
You can read the Reds’ thoughts on Mignolet here:
Mignolet is such a good professional. I respect that and glad he’ll get his minutes tomorrow
— Adam (@AYJ_YJ) January 6, 2019
What a guy MIGs Plz let’s keep clean sheet
— Magic Mo (@MagicMo78106317) 6 January 2019
Give Migs a lifetime contract ffs pic.twitter.com/RX5nwooztZ
— βeastγ (@LiverBeast) January 6, 2019
— Chris (@AlissonSaves) January 6, 2019
This guy is the most professional Liverpool player I’ve seen
— Weekend Lover (@XhosaMasiviwe) January 6, 2019
He’s being very professional about things. Hats off to him
— Julian Viglietti (@VigliettiJulian) January 6, 2019
Handles himself with a lot of class and dignity all the time and doesn’t badmouth anyone.
Got nothing but respect for Simon Mignolet.
— David Clarke (@david_clarke91) 6 January 2019
What he’s going through is really difficult for him but to accept that the other player is superior says a lot about him not just as a player but also as a person, superb lad and happy he would be getting his game! Huge Respect @SMignolet ! YNWA
— neha_johri_rawal (@0412Njr) January 6, 2019
The Reds will be delighted to get behind Mignolet tomorrow and will hope the Belgian can help see them through to the next round of the cup with a clean sheet.
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience