We really thought Simon Mignolet may have turned a corner, but his mind-wobble against Chelsea and his error versus Hull suggests our hope was premature.
Jurgen Klopp dropped him perhaps unfairly at the beginning of the season, but the Belgian may expect to be put back on the bench after his calamity against the Tigers.
Mignolet dropped a ball right at the feet of N’Diaye, who scored their opener.
According to respected Merseyside correspondent Tony Barrett, the keeper isn’t the worst Liverpool player of recent times, but he stands out in that we’ve persisted with him since 2013.
Mignolet’s nowhere near the worst player Liverpool have had in recent years but he’s the worst one they’ve persevered with. https://t.co/XerTZNzOZh
— Tony Barrett (@TonyBarrett) February 4, 2017
He makes a point, too.
Since Mignolet’s arrival, we’ve offloaded the likes of Iago Aspas, Luis Alberto, Rickie Lambert and Mario Balotelli immediately after it became clear they wouldn’t succeed.
But with the stopper, he keeps getting chances. Why? Hopefully, Karius can become a long-term option, or we need another new keeper in the summer.