Simon Mignolet opens coffee shop in hometown

Having been dropped to the bench for his club, the shot-stopper has found a way to distract himself from his on-field predicament


In what appears to be an attempt to keep busy, Liverpool substitute goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has opened a coffee shop in his native Belgium.

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The 28-year-old, who has recently been relegated to the bench by manager Jurgen Klopp, has launched 'TwentyTwo Coffee' in his hometown of Sint-Truiden in homage to his shirt number with the Reds and the Belgium national team.  

Mignolet has been away with his country on international duty but hasn't featured in Belgium's two qualifiers against Bosnia and Gibraltar.

Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois was in goal for both fixtures, and Roberto Martinez's side took six points in impressive fashion.

He has also lost his place at Liverpool, with summer recruit Loris Karius taking his place as first-choice goalkeeper.

The coffee shop could prove a welcome distraction then...