Liverpool have recalled young goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux midway through his season-long loan spell with Swindon Town FC. The Chilean goalkeeper has been with the Robins since the start of August and started every game for them, until he was dropped for their previous game against Colchester United, which they lost 2-1 on Saturday, 26 September.
According to the Daily Mail, the 21-year-old goalkeeper was dropped after he showed up for training late and disrespected the club by paying his £50 ($76) fine in pennies. This did not go down well with the authorities at the club and he has been dropped from the first-team.
The report claims that the initial fine issued to the player for turning up late was £150 ($227), but the senior players at the club got it reduced to £50 to help out the young Chilean player. Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper has confirmed that it was an "internal disciplinary matter", which led to the goalkeeper being dropped and was confident there would be no further issues as it had been dealt with swiftly.
"It's a disciplinary internal matter. I'm not sure if he is (available on Tuesday). It's come from me and the rest of the players. It won't (cause an issue now) it's been dealt with," Cooper said, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.
The departure of Vigouroux leaves Swindon Town with just one senior goalkeeper. It is expected that former Liverpool trainee Ty Belford will start between the sticks for their Football League One clash against Doncaster Rovers on Wednesday, 30 September.
Meanwhile, Reds defender Martin Skrtel has praised teammate Danny Ings for the tremendous amount of work he puts in during the games and in training. The England U21 international joined the Merseyside club from Burnley in the summer, and the Slovakian defender is glad he chose Liverpool.
"I know he didn't score but facing him was tough, really tough. I remember how he never stopped running and moving," Skrtel said, as quoted on Liverpool's official site.
"If you switched off for even a second he was gone and he's been the same in training here. I'm glad he's with us now. The amount of work he puts in every day is huge and I'm hoping he can score lots of goals this season," the Slovakian international added.