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Mignolet admits playing time motivated Liverpool exit

Simon Mignolet says playing time was a major factor in his decision to leave Liverpool.

The Belgian goalkeeper joined Club Brugge earlier this week after six years at Anfield.

Speaking to the club's website, he said: "Well over the last few years now I always thought and said that I want to be playing again, that I want to be back on the pitch.

"They were the team that wanted me the most, that pushed the most to come and get me. Like yesterday, I played the game and although it was a European first leg so you can't really say it's already won, I was on the pitch and kept a clean sheet. We won 1-0 and the feeling afterwards, that's what I wanted again.

"That's why we are football players, to have that feeling again [and] to be not only important in the dressing room and being professional and pushing the lads on - I wanted to be important again on the pitch and that's the opportunity I've got now, and that's why I grasped it with my two hands."

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