Simon Mignolet produces sublime save for Belgium v Italy

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Simon Mignolet was named Man of the Match as Belgium recorded a 3-1 win over Italy in Brussels this evening - and the Liverpool goalkeeper made one outstanding save from Southampton striker Graziano Pelle.

Pelle’s header looked destined to hit the back of the net, but the Italian was denied by Mignolet’s sublime reflex stop. (Scroll down this page to see the video).

Italy took the lead in the third minute through Antonio Candreva, but goals from Jan Vertonghen, Kevin de Bruyne and Michy Batshuayi sealed an impressive win for the Red Devils.


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Without Mignolet in goal, however, Belgium might not have won the match.

The 27-year-old showed his national team manager, Marc Wilmots, what he’s capable of tonight in the absence of Thibaut Courtois, who is expected to return to action next month following a lengthy injury lay-off.

Video: Simon Mignolet's save

Do Liverpool need a better keeper?

It was recently reported that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp wanted to sign a replacement for Mignolet, but the Belgian has performed well under his new manager in recent weeks.

Barcelona’s Marc-Andre ter Stegen is the goalkeeper Klopp reportedly wants to sign; however, on this form, Mignolet has proven that he’s capable of producing top performances.

Liverpool fans: do you think the Reds need an upgrade on Simon Mignolet - or is he good enough? Have your say in the comments below!

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