Former defender says goalkeeper is playing on very thin ice.
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has said that goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has just four months to prove that he is worthy of playing for a club of their enormous stature, according to the Daily Star.
The Belgian keeper was dropped “indefinitely” by Reds boss Brendan Rodgers following a number of blunders but he has been handed an early chance to impress after understudy Brad Jones picked up an injury during the Boxing Day win against Burnley.
And Carragher, who spent his entire career at Anfield, says the second half of the season is vital to Mignolet’s future.
“Mignolet has said that he has nothing to prove, but he has everything to prove between now and the end of the season,” he said.
“He’s fighting for his career at Liverpool and he’ll probably stay in the team between now and the end of the season, but he’s also fighting perhaps for his whole career at a big club.
“He’s come in from Sunderland, and no disrespect to them but they’re what you’d call a middle-of-the-road club, so if Liverpool move him on, will he get a chance at a big club again?
“These next four months are pivotal to his whole career. It’s been a real struggle for Liverpool this season and Rodgers has to keep that message [of finishing in the top four] out there, and with their slight upturn in form, they’re going to have to put together a real run.”
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