Anfield chief reveals Belgian stopper will be taking an enforced break.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that struggling goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has been dropped from the squad “indefinitely” after he missed the weekend’s defeat to Manchester United, the BBC reports.
The Belgian was replaced by Brad Jones for Sunday’s 3-0 defeat against Manchester United, and the Australian will retain his place for Wednesday’s Capital One Cup tie at Bournemouth.
“I felt I had to change it because we have to find solutions throughout the squad to be better,” said Rodgers.
“I said to Simon that it’s for an indefinite period.”
Rodgers praised the performance of the 32-year-old Jones despite conceding three goals to the Red Devils on Sunday, and he is now hoping that Mignolet can rediscover his best form away from the spotlight.
“Simon’s been fine, he’s a really good professional. I spoke to him the other day and he accepted it and understood it,” Rodgers added.
“It can sometimes happen to a keeper where you come out of the firing line and it can help you and allow you time to reflect.
“Brad’s a very capable keeper so he was always going to play in the Bournemouth game anyway.”
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