Despite all the questions hanging over Simon Mignolet's head, the Liverpool star will end 2015 with 16 Premier League clean sheets to his name – more than any other goalkeeper.
That is quite an achievement for a man that most Liverpool fans consider to be completely inept at his job. But although many want him out of the first-team – even the club – the statistics speak for themselves and Mignolet deserves recognition for his achievement.
That is what the Liverpool social media team thought on New Year's Eve, putting together a rather slick montage of Mignolet's best saves of the year and publishing it on their official Twitter account.
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It reminded us that Mignolet is, on his day, a terrific goalkeeper. We particularly enjoyed the emotional embrace with Jurgen Klopp at the end, but many, many Liverpool fans did not like it one bit. In fact, they saw the video as a good opportunity to hate on the Anfield star.
So that was the video. Did you enjoy it as much as we did or, like the following fans, did you see it as a piece of propaganda, created with the sole intention of convincing you that the club do not need to spend millions on a new goalkeeper in January?
Role of dishonour
Unfortunately, while Mignolet has made some rather outstanding saves for Liverpool this year, he has also made a number of mistakes. Of course, his decision to hold the ball for over 20 seconds in a recent game against Marseille, leading to an indirect free-kick in the penalty box and a goal, is still vivid in our minds.
Take a look at his worst errors in a Liverpool shirt here:
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