Simon Mignolet's form has just been summed up by one terrible stat

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It's fair to say things haven't always gone Simon Mignolet's way since he moved to Liverpool. 

Reds fans will know all too well how the goalkeeper can produce moments of brilliance one minute, before throwing it all away with a howler the next. 

The Belgian faced heavy criticism last season, so it was no surprise when Jurgen Klopp made signing a stopper one of his priorities this summer. 


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Loris Karius duly arrived, but since he was sidelined for two months with injury, Mignolet has taken his place back between the sticks. 

Ridiculous stat 

And so far, it's not going all that well. Liverpool conceded three goals in the opening game of the season at Arsenal, before letting in another two against Burnley. 

What makes that even more concerning is that Klopp's men have actually been playing well. In fact, Opta have summed up the situation with one stat that will surprise no-one but leave Liverpool fans despairing: 

To put that in even more perspective, of the last five shots on target the 28-year-old has faced, he's conceded all five. 

If this was Mignolet's chance to prove himself, he hasn't taken it, and must now face Tottenham at the weekend, one of last season's most prolific teams. 

The 2-0 defeat to Burnley brought Liverpool right back down to earth after such a sensational start with the 4-3 win over Arsenal. Maybe that win was just papering over the cracks, so if Klopp wasn't already aware he had problems, he certainly knows now.

What's the biggest problem Jurgen Klopp needs to sort out at Liverpool? Have your say in the comments. 

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