Simon Mignolet had a largely promising evening for Liverpool last night, despite the 2-0 defeat to Leicester City.
He made two wonderful saves in the first-half from first Okazaki and then Mahrez – and at first glance – shouldn’t be blamed for either of Vardy’s wonderful efforts.
His first was a 35-yard half volleyed thunderbolt and his second was a tidy finish from close-range with his left.
But Vardy claims that he only attempted his first because he’d seen Mignolet off his line for the whole game.
“To be honest with you I was looking all game and he was quite far off his line, so as soon as Riyad’s played it through and it’s bounced quite high and I’ve got no support, I’ve just took my chance and luckily its gone over the top of him,” he told Sky Sports – reported here in the Express.
Overall though, despite this – Mignolet was one of our better performers – which says a lot when he conceded two goals.
The rest of the team lacked ideas and any creativity, which has been the story of our season.
If Klopp and his players thought they had a difficult January in terms of fixture congestion, February will offer much the same.
We’ve six matches to play, including an FA Cup Replay, a League Cup Final and the first Leg of the Europa League Last 32.