After being relegated to the substitute bench at Anfield, goalkeeper Simon Mignolet left for Club Brugge last summer, where he made 39 appearances in all competitions. However, Mignolet maintained that Alisson Becker’s injury problems did not lead him to regret his departure from Liverpool.
Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, Mignolet said: “I knew that could be the case because he had come back from a long season with the Copa America and of course there is always a risk.
“I chose to leave not for that because even if I had played 10 or 15 games, you know when Ali gets back with what he has proven and the level he is at, he will always go back to the starting XI.
“Even if you play 15 games and keep 15 clean sheets in an unbelievable manner, you would still go back to the bench and that is not the thing I wanted to do at the age of 32. I knew that was a scenario that could pan out, but I still would have made the same decision I did today.”
During his six years at Merseyside, Mignolet made 204 appearances in all competitions. While the Belgian had spent a significant amount of time in Liverpool’s first team this season, the 32-year-old insisted that he had made the right decision.