Learning from past mistakes is what helps a team grow.
Liverpool are a prime example of this, as Jurgen Klopp learned his lessons from last season’s failures to improve upon the departments where the Reds lacked the quality to compete at the top.
The biggest hole in their system was way back in their goalkeeping department, where Loris Karius’ nightmare in the Champions League finale let them down. Immediately in the summer, Klopp signed up Alisson from Roma, who turned among the best buys of the window and looks to be the club’s best goalkeeper in what seems like an eternity.
Indeed, Karius was loaned to Besiktas after a certain game out in Ukraine, but Simon Mignolet’s position remained the same.
The Belgium ‘keeper, who had served as Liverpool’s #1 for years, is now rotting on the bench. He’s only made two appearances, one in the EFL Cup along with one in the FA Cup. Incidentally, the Reds have lost both games. Coincidence? We think not.
Clearly, Klopp’s lost confidence in giving him time and Alisson, who’s kept 17 clean sheets this season, isn’t giving him any reason to replace him.
Mignolet’s grown tired of being wasted and – speaking to TV Limburg via Goal and Bleacher Report – is plotting a move away from Merseyside next season. So, after much controversy regarding his situation, the Reds will gladly fulfil his wishes. Frankly, the Belgian is way past his best and in two appearances itself proved how he’s nowhere near the Brazilian’s level.
Youngster Kamil Gabara and Caoimhin Kelleher are both capable of being second-fiddle to Alisson, who himself doesn’t miss matches.
Mignolet can’t attract a big club anymore, but at least an exit will end the bitter relationship which isn’t doing him nor Liverpool any good.
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