Mignolet hits back at critics

    Mignolet made a return in the win over Middlesbrough

    Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has hit back at the critics of his performances for the club.

    The Belgian international has come in for stick after conceding Jon Walters’ goal for Stoke City in Tuesday’s 4-1 victory at Anfield.

    Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher, who now works as a pundit for Sky Sports, was fierce in his criticism of the former Sunderland stopper.

    But Mignolet has come out fighting and has defended his record in the sticks for the club and says that more focus should be put on the quality of strike.

    “I have accepted that every goal that goes into Liverpool’s net at this moment in time, the first question that will be asked is, ‘Could the ’keeper have done better?'” he told The Times.

    “Not ‘Was it a good strike?’ Or even ‘Who scored?’ No. ‘Could the goalkeeper have saved it?’

    “Actually, I am pretty happy because I have played three games and that was the first time it was asked of me. That’s a good sign.” he added.

    Mignolet went on to explain that he gets on with goalkeeping rival Loris Karius – and that he wouldn’t steal a “chicken kebab” from the German.

    “Loris and I get on. We are not like I am with my brother, but it’s not like I take chicken kebab off his plate when he is not looking.” he said.

    Good to know.

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    1. I agree with SM about the Stoke goal and the outrageous criticism by JC. It was an excellent goal which stemmed from a few minutes of Stoke pressure together with some poor defending by Liverpool. I find it most annoying to hear any pundit being wise after the event with the likes of Savage and more recently Shearer being prime examples of such stupidity. As a Red fan it makes me sad to hear JC join in with such stupidity. As for SM, only leaking one goal, which I believe was not his fault, in the last four games should be the focus of discussion. It is only too easy to find fault.


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