We remember last season when Belgium international Christian Benteke spoke to his national media about his frustration at being out of the Liverpool side while on international duty.
His comments were almost the nail in the coffin of his Reds career, although looking back it it – Jurgen Klopp clearly never had much time for him anyway.
Now, Benteke’s fellow Belgium international team-mate Simon Mignolet has done the same, but we’re pleased to say, with far more dignity.
Ever since losing his place to Loris Karius, the 28-year-old has vowed to work hard and has openly wished his team-mates luck and then congratulated us on the victories he’s not been a part of.
He’s not happy with his role as an understudy, obviously, but it’s something he’s promising to fight to change.
“I’ve never been on the bench in my career!” Mignolet told Belgian television channel TV Limburg (cited in the Echo).
“I don’t want that and I won’t accept it either.
“I will keep fighting to return as the first-choice goalkeeper.
“It’s not right (to suggest leaving Liverpool) – that’s for the future.
“I am fully focused on Liverpool.”
Unfortunately for Mignolet, bar Loris Karius enduring a horrible run of form, it looks like the no.1 jersey is the German’s to keep.
Klopp clearly brought him in as our long-term keeper option and although he’s endured a shaky start, he’s only going to get better and has the trust of the manager.
Unless he picks up an injury or a suspension, Mignolet is going to have to content himself with EFL Cup and FA Cup appearances.