It was a transfer that was wrapped up quickly, and now Simon Mignolet has left Liverpool after six years at the club.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 5, 2019
The Belgian ‘keeper departed Liverpool for Belgian side Club Brugge in a deal that sees the Reds recoup £6.4m for the 31-year-old shot-stopper, according to BBC Sport.
Signed from Sunderland in 2013, Mignolet went on to make well over 200 appearances in total for the Reds (per Transfermarkt). However, the signing of Alisson last summer saw the Belgian ‘keeper demoted to second-choice at Liverpool, resulting in him making just two appearances last season (per Transfermarkt).
Having been with Liverpool for some time, some fans were sad to see the ‘keeper go but still wished him the best of luck as Mignolet returns to his home country with Club Brugge, and supporters took to social media to thank the shot-stopper for his years of service with the club.
Here is how some fans reacted to the news on Twitter…
Professional on and off the pitch. His character and class really showed when he was barely playing a game but still showed continuous support and never moaned about him being benched. Class from Mignolet.
Good Luck Migs, YNWA
— RF9 (@PrimeFirmino) August 5, 2019
Good luck Migs! Good luck in your next chapter and thanks for everything and for being a top professional, I’m sure the Squad will miss you and the fans YNWA
— Kai (@lfcnine) August 5, 2019
good luck migs, thanks for everything and being such a true professional
— ♡ (@lfcindiana) August 5, 2019
all the very best simon
— Vik (@LFCVik) August 5, 2019
— (@RB_24Ftbol) August 5, 2019
Thanks for everything Simon!
— Aaron (@Aaron_NCAFC) August 5, 2019
Absolute model professional.
Lost his place 2 different keepers in last 2 seasons but stayed to fight for his place, never caused any bother, was very supportive of his team mates & didn’t run crying to the media about anything.
Best of luck Migs pic.twitter.com/Ca9ewLnccV
— Jürgen Meister (@SS_LFC) August 5, 2019
Goodluck Migs and thankyou for your wonderful services and motivation you given to fans and players, you will be missed, farewell
— Erhan (New Account) (@ErhanLfc) August 5, 2019
Liverpool have moved fast to replace Mignolet at the club, announcing the signing of former West Ham ‘keeper Adrian on a free via their official website.
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