Three days ago, Belgium confirmed Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet was forced to withdraw from the international fixtures against Scotland and Iceland.

On September 6th, we carried a report from HBVL, who claimed the former Sunderland man injured his finger. The 30-year-old had hoped to play for his country against Scotland on Friday, but ‘bad luck’ continued to haunt him as he is yet to make an appearance for club or country.

Het Laatste Nieuws have an update on De Rode Duivels team news for the friendly clash this week, and it also includes Roberto Martinez’s comments on how long the Merseyside club goalkeeper will be out of action.

“… Mignolet has some pain in the finger and will be out for eight to 10 days,” Martinez said.

He is now the second choice goalkeeper at Anfield, behind the Reds’ summer signing, Alisson Becker. The ex-Roma man is with the Brazil squad, preparing for the upcoming international fixtures for Tite’s side and if the South American remains fit, then Mignolet’s absence will not hurt his club in any way.