Simon Mignolet: The best and worst of the Liverpool goalkeeper

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Simon Mignolet has been the subject of much debate on Merseyside for the best part of 18 months.

Many supporters have suggested Liverpool need a new goalkeeper. However, Jurgen Klopp insisted he was happy with the Belgian and labelled Mignolet as on of the smartest goalkeeper he'd had. 

The Guardian are now reporting the Anfield club are preparing to open talks with him over a new contract.


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There is no doubting Mignolet is a brilliant shot stopper, but his ability to fluctuate between the outstanding and downright ridiculous frustrates Liverpool supporters.

With that in mind, here are six of his best and most puzzling moments between the sticks. Enjoy.

Debut penalty save

As debuts go, they don't get any better than this. 

Liverpool were leading Stoke City 1-0 before Daniel Agger conceded a penalty with five minutes left. However, Mignolet was on hand to save the day.


Although Liverpool lost 1-0 to Southampton in this game, Mignolet did his utmost best to keep his side in it. This triple save is simply incredible.


Not a top-class save, but who doesn't love a keeper showing a silky piece of skill?

Mignolet kept his head to turn away from Kevin Nolan. 

Bordeaux howler

We've all seen it. But it really is inexcusable. Mignolet held the ball for 26 seconds, gave away an indirect free-kick and Bordeaux took the lead.


Remember the time he was dropped for Brad Jones?

Well, the Australian got injured against Burnley and Mignolet was summoned. He then produced this piece of "goalkeeping magic".


In Liverpool's first Champions League campaign since the 2009-10 season, the Reds needed a win at Ludogorets to claw back the three-point deficit on Basel.

Mignolet's awful error gifted the Bulgarian outfit the lead and the game ended 2-2.

Is Simon Mignolet good enough to remain as Liverpool's number one? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below

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