Simon Mignolet destroyed by Liverpool fans after first-half horrorshow against Arsenal

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This feels very familiar, doesn't it? It's a Liverpool matchday, and we're here talking about a certain Belgian goalkeeper who plays in Red. Well, actually, black. But you get the idea.

We are of course talking about Simon Mignolet. His season has been littered with fantastic saves and even better fu....well you get the idea.

Mignolet, who inexplicably looks set to be handed a new five year contract at Liverpool, and who boss Jurgen Klopp says he has no plans to sell despite his gaffes this term, picked one of the biggest stages to showcase his ability to cause mayhem.

Liverpool got off to a lightning start thanks to a brilliant brace by Roberto Firmino after just 19 minutes, either side of an Aaron Ramsey equaliser at Anfield.

However Jurgen Klopp's side gifted Arsenal a route back into the game with a soft goal that can largely be put down to Mignolet's indecision.

The Gunners sent a cross into the box with 25 minutes on the clock, and the goalkeeper dithered for long enough to allow Olivier Giroud to level things up. Things then took a turn for the worse when the Frenchman gave his side a 3-2 lead in the second half.

The former Sunderland man probably should have done better for Arsenal's first as well, where he was beaten at his near post by Ramsey.

Of course, as you'd expect, Liverpool fans were kind and understanding in their assessment of Mignolet and his performance. Oh, actually they weren't. You can check out the mean, but still very reaction below.

Liverpool were able to salvage a point in the snow thanks to a late Joe Allen strike that meant they walked away with a point that, for a long while, looked like being beyond their grasp.

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