A shocking stat has revealed that Simon Mignolet has made nine errors that have led directly to goals in the previous three Premier League seasons, more than any other player.
Mignolet was criticised by Liverpool fans once again for failing to save Adam Johnson’s free-kick on Saturday, a goal which kick-started Sunderland’s comeback as they drew 2-2 at Anfield after trailing 2-0.
The stopper failed to set up his wall properly and allowed a fairly tame Johnson free-kick to squirm underneath his hand and into the net.
WhoScored.com revealed that the goalkeeper’s latest blunder was his ninth that has led to a goal since joining Anfield from Sunderland for £9 million in 2013.
It’s not exactly clear what defines an “error” with Liverpool fans no doubt claiming that Mignolet has made a lot more errors than that during his time at the club.
Either way, it’s a fact that confirms just how costly he’s been for the Reds.
A fact that’s equally staggering is that the previous 19 shots on target in the Premier League, Mignolet has conceded an incredible 12 goals, making just seven saves.
But the Belgian isn’t the only goalkeeper on Merseyside that is prone to making errors. Back-up goalkeeper Adam Bogdan made numerous mistakes while Mignolet was injured and has recently been replaced by Danny Ward as Liverpool’s substitute goalkeeper.
Despite all of these errors, Mignolet recently signed a new five-year contract at Liverpool lasting until 2021 - much to the dismay of the fans.