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.