Former Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet does not regret joining Belgian side Genk as he was sure he had no chances to become first choice goalkeeper.
Since Alisson Becker’s transfer in 2018 Mignolet appeared only in cup matches, as Brazilian showed massive form last season to have most clean sheets in the Premier League.
Mignolet told Sport Witness:
“If I could really fight for my place, I might have stayed. But if I had ended up in goal if Alisson picked up injury, I would be allowed to push ten shots out of the box,”
Then Alisson could immediately claim his place again. And even if he pushed the ball into his own goal, he would still retain [his place in the starting XI]. What sense did it make for me?”
Belgian international Mignolet also added that he could have stayed at Anfield in order to earn money and win trophies, but he wanted to play and he didn’t want to stay as a player for rare rotation.