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 By Chris Wright

Liverpool keeper attempts to pay £50 fine in pennies, loses loan spell

Lawrence Vigouroux
Lawrence Vigouroux previously played for Tottenham before moving to Liverpool.

Having made it just two months into a season-long deal, Liverpool reserve goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux has seen his loan spell at Swindon Town cut short in acrimonious (and slightly ridiculous) circumstances.

The 21-year-old Chilean joined the League One side in August and had started every league game up until the point he was dropped for Saturday's 2-1 defeat against Colchester by manager Mark Cooper over a mysterious "internal disciplinary matter."

It has since emerged, according to the Daily Mail, that Vigouroux was left out of the team after taking umbrage at being fined for reporting late for training during the previous week.

Cooper fined the young stopper £150 for his tardiness, though the fine was later reduced to £50 after several senior Robins players stepped in to help Vigouroux out.

Even so, the on-loan keeper was so irked at his punishment that he decided to make a point of paying off his fine using several bank bags full of 1p coins.

With his patience exhausted, it was at this point that Cooper dropped Vigouroux from the starting XI entirely and then ordered him to pay the full £150 fine, this time in bank notes.

The youngster eventually settled up, but it appears he was immediately sent back to his parent club for his insubordination. What a kerfuffle.

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