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Simon Mignolet quits Liverpool to join Club Brugge

The 31-year-old goalkeeper's six-year spell at Anfield has come to an end and he is set to return to his homeland Belgium to join Club Brugge.

Mignolet's Liverpool career over as goalkeeper joins Club Brugge

Club Brugge confirmed the signing of Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet for a reported €7million on Sunday. The 31-year-old has agreed to a five-year deal with the Belgian giants, ending a six-season spell at Anfield. The 21-time Belgium international returns to his homeland for the first time since joining Sunderland from boyhood club Sint-Truiden in 2010.

Deal reached on Sunday

"After completing successful medical tests, goalkeeper Simon Mignolet signs a contract for five years with Blauw-Zwart," a statement from Club Brugge read. "Liverpool FC, Club Brugge and Simon reached an agreement on this today."

Few opportunities at Liverpool

Mignolet joined Liverpool for a reported £9m in June 2013, but lost his place last season after the arrival of Alisson Becker from Roma. While part of the Champions League-winning squad last season, Mignolet made just two appearances in all competitions in 2018-19 - both in the domestic Cups; his move ending a Liverpool career riddled by mistakes.