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Liverpool fans react to Simon Mignolet departure to join Club Brugge

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Liverpool fans react to Simon Mignolet departure to join Club Brugge

The goalkeeper was set for another season sitting on the Anfield bench.

Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has left Liverpool to return to his native Belgium and join Club Brugge, as confirmed by the buying club’s official website.

They relay that Mignolet has signed a five-year deal with his new club, having been a substitute for the Community Shield defeat against reigning Premier League champions Manchester City.

The BBC report that the fee is 7 million euros (£6.4 million) but could raise to 9 million euros (£8.4 million) if add-ons are met – which is something of a bargain in the current market.

Liverpool are yet to make a serious signing this summer but look likely to change that fact now as they enter the market for an experienced backup goalkeeper following Mignolet’s departure.

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Some supporters were simply keen to wish Mignolet well, understanding that two seasons on the bench would have been a bit much for a goalkeeper of his age and experience.

But others were concerned about their side’s squad going into the new season, unsure who they’re going to sign to replace Mignolet and worried about Alisson getting an injury.

It remains to be seen who will come in, but Mignolet recovered a shaky spell at Anfield with his professionalism last season and will be missed now…

 

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