Former Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has revealed the main reason why he made his Anfield exit following the 2019 FA Community Shield.

The Belgian shot-stopper spent six seasons at the Merseyside based team and racked up 155 league appearances over his stint for the Reds, coming ever so close to Premier League glory in that infamous 2013/2014 season which was also his debut year.

Mignolet started his career off brilliantly making crucial saves in his opening few games helping his side to get all three points.

The 31-year-old is most remembered for his 88th minute penalty save against Stoke in the opening match of the 13/14 season. Liverpool went on to win that game 1-0 thanks to the goalkeeper’s heroics and recorded their first opening day victory at Anfield since 2001.

Speaking to Belgian outlet Het Belang van LimburgSimon opened up on the reasoning behind his Anfield exit at the start of the 2019/20 Premier League season. Mignolet revealed: “Of course, I could have stayed with Liverpool to earn my money, challenge for the league title and the Champions League. However, as long as you are not on the starting XI yourself, a price feels different”.

He then proceeded to mention fellow team-mate Alisson and that the reason he left Liverpool is that he felt he couldn’t ‘fight’ with the Brazilian for the No.1 spot between the sticks.

Now being the main man for Club Brugge, he sits top of the Belgian Pro League and his side has shipped away the fewest goals by far this season having conceded 6 goals in 14 matches.

With the increased likelihood that Mignolet will lift his native league’s title, his future is looking bright.

(Picture taken by Eddie Janssens, under Creative Commons license)