Date: 18th November 2019 at 2:49pm
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OPINION

When Liverpool signed Alisson Becker for a then world record fee for a goalkeeper, there were a fair few detractors who questioned the rationality of spending such a huge fee on a stopper. In the period that has followed, the Brazilian has systematically made every single one of them eat humble pie, as he put in performance after performance that has not only justified his price tag, but also transformed Liverpool’s defensive record. Alongside Virgil Van Dijk, you could probably make an argument that the South American is one of the most significant acquisitions in the Reds’ modern era, and while Adrian may have performed admirably during his recent injury absence, there is no doubt that the Kop are grateful to have Alisson back. So it is hardly unsurprising that former stopper Simon Mignolet’s recent comments on his exit following the Brazilian’s arrival have irritated fans so much. The Belgian stopper, in an interview with Het Belang van Limburg, as cited by Spots Witness, has suggested that he knew it was impossible for him to convince Jurgen Klopp to play him over his new signing, and that Alisson was always going to start, even if he consistently made mistakes. It doesn’t sound great from Mignolet, who comes across as sour, and as his 18 mistakes leading directly to goals during his time in the top flight, as per the Premier League themselves, show, maybe his problems started a little closer to home.

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