Confirmation from Boston hospital that Mignolet has suffered concussion through whole career.
Brain specialists in Massachusetts General hospital confirmed this weekend that Liverpool and Belgium goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has been playing his whole career with a severe concussion.
“Mr. Mignolet underwent a thorough investigation following the confirmation team mate Loris Karius was concussed during the Champions League final. We found the results of a head injury in his very early career, when Belgium Team mate Christian Benteke, in a youth team game fired an attempt at goal straight at his face. Mignolet Was 6 at the time reading a comic on the sidelines. The damage was permanent.”
Mignolet is known at anfield for falling asleep during games, wearing his kit backwards and often holding long and highly impassioned conversations with deceased relatives and dignitaries during games.
“I assumed everyone saw three balls coming at them during matches, heard the echoing screams of dead kings in their ears and played on a pitch with forty or fifty other players. No one told me it was wrong. I’m sorry by the way I’m not sure which direction your voice is coming from.”
“It explains a lot,” manager Jurgen Klopp explained to assembled press on Monday. “Often Simon would need to be driven home and have it explained to him that his mum wasn’t waking for him with treats. He might have to take four or five attempts to catch a ball and might try to take a bite out of it say 50% of those attempts. We put it down to having a bit of a laugh but we should’ve known when he’d break down in tears half way through premier league games claiming he’d lost his concept of The forward motion of time and also needed a fresh change of shorts.”
Klopp later announced there were no plans to find a new number one for next season, seeing as how they’ll be scoring nine goals per game with Fabinho so can afford to concede six.
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