- Simon Mignolet produces stunning save against Brighton
- Belgian denies Glenn Murray just minutes after half-time
- Liverpool went on to make it 3-0 a matter of seconds later
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Simon Mignolet was at hand to protect Liverpool’s lead at a pivotal moment during Saturday’s 5-1 win over Brighton.
The Belgian had been relatively untroubled by the hosts during a solid first half for the Reds, with Emre Can’s towering header and Roberto Firmino’s clinical finish giving Jurgen Klopp’s men a deserved 2-0 lead.
Half-time demands from supporters for more goals were almost justified immediately after the break when Glenn Murray came close to pulling a goal back.
Izzy Brown’s dangerous cross provided Murray with a glorious chance from close-range, only for the striker to be denied by a superb Mignolet save.
Liverpool’s shot-stopper stayed low and demonstrated impressive reaction speed to prevent what looked a certain goal.
The Reds went on to extend their lead seconds later when Firmino finished off an emphatic counterattack, led by Mohamed Salah, to add his second and Liverpool’s third of the game.
After Murray did eventually score with a penalty three minutes later, Philippe Coutinho’s genius free-kick and Lewis Dunk’s own-goal finished Brighton off to secure the points.
With Liverpool’s collapse against Sevilla still in mind, Mignolet’s save proved somewhat crucial in reminding his teammates of the task at hand.
Here’s a look at his key contribution…