We really hate writing headlines like this, but sadly got pretty used to them last season.
A mistake during the summer fixtures doesn’t essentially matter, in truth. The 2-1 loss against Roma is irrelevant, but if Simon Mignolet begins the campaign making this kind of error, we’ve got a serious problem.
Loris Karius has broken his hand and will miss the beginning of term, meaning the Belgian is a certainty to start between the sticks.
With the game poised at 1-1, Mignolet made a close range save, but failed to deal with the ball afterwards – enabling Mohamed Salah to tap in from close-range.
In the six yard box, the ball is his responsibility. End of.
Pictures from ESPN, Twitter (Jordan_AC90)
Simon Mignolet definitely at fault here. Just bad goalkeeping to not come and clear the ball in your own 6-yard box. pic.twitter.com/31wMgqZ0Gg
— Jordan Chamberlain (@Jordan_AC90) August 2, 2016