Simon Mignolet makes startling dig at Liverpool fans

Date published: Thursday 8th August 2019 5:31

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Simon Mignolet has had a dig at Liverpool fans and the Anfield atmosphere after making his Club Brugge debut.

The Belgium goalkeeper left Anfield in a £6.4million deal earlier this week, finally deciding to get regular football and stop playing back-up to Alisson.

Mignolet made his debut for the Belgian outfit on Tuesday and kept a clean sheet in the Champions League qualifying victory over Dynamo Kiev and was quoted in the Daily Mirror as saying: “I found the atmosphere in the stadium really great, it touched me.

“At Anfield, you sometimes get the impression that people are going to the theatre. It is great to feel this kind of support. This is also one of the reasons I came here, I wanted to be on the pitch, become important again and play.”

Mignolet initially issued a statement on Twitter with the caption “thanks for the memories”.

He wrote: “After more than six special years at Liverpool, the time has come to say goodbye. It’s been an incredible honour to represent one of the biggest clubs in the world and to achieve things that few players ever manage to achieve.

“It’s been a great ride. There have been ups, downs and everything in between, but I’ll always look on my time at Anfield with fondness. I have no regrets. I’ve given my all and I’ve always done my best to wear the shirt with pride, and to represent the club with dignity and professionalism.

Liverpool moved quickly to replace Mignolet and signed former West Ham keeper Adrian.

Adrian, 32, was available on a free transfer having been released by the Hammers over the summer.

He played 150 times in six years for the London club, having joined them from Real Betis in 2013.

 

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