Jurgen Klopp told Simon Mignolet that he should have held onto the ball when making his two wonder-saves against Stoke at the weekend!
The Belgian won us the game thanks to two of the best pieces of goalkeeping you’re likely to see this season.
First, he blocked a point-range Charlie Adam effort, before somehow getting to Saido Berahino’s effort in the second-half.
Mignolet’s manager though expected more!
“[Klopp] said to me: ’Don’t give corners away! Keep the ball in your hands, don’t push it away’,” Mignolet told the Liverpool Echo. “He’s always there to have a joke.
“The second save [to deny Berahino] happened so quickly and I’ve not seen it back. The thing is when a ball comes in like that you just have to try to make yourself big and throw yourself in front of the ball.”
Bar injury or suspension, Mignolet will keep his spot for the remainder of the season, before the summer where Klopp will decide whether to purchase a new no.1 or stick with the former Sunderland keeper who arrived back in 2013.
There’s six games of the campaign left, and we’ll need to win most of them to confirm a top four finish.
Next is West Brom at the Hawthorns, a notoriously tricky place for anyone to go, but especially a Liverpool side that struggles so badly against direct, set-piece sides.