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    http://www.skysports.com/football/news/15117/10100251/liverpools-simon-mignolet-the-premier-leagues-most-error-prone-goalkeeper-since-201314 Liverpool's Simon Mignolet: Premier League's most error-prone goalkeeper since 2013/14 By WhoScored.comLast Updated: 15/12/15 12:37pm After Simon Mignolet made another costly mistake in Liverpool's 2-2 draw at home to West Brom, we look at the stats behind his performances for the club. And it doesn't make good reading for the Belgium No 1. Mignolet joined Liverpool from Sunderland after an impressive 2012/13 season on Wearside. However, despite making over 100 appearances for the Anfield club his form this term has come in for criticism. Reds boss Jurgen Klopp even had to defend his goalkeeper earlier this month, amid rumours he would bring in a replacement in January. "I've had a lot of goalkeepers over the last few years and Simon Mignolet is one of the smartest I have had," said the German. Here, with the help of WhoScored.com, we compare Mignolet's performances over the past three seasons with 30 other Premier League goalkeepers who have made over 20 appearances since the Belgian joined Liverpool… Mistakes No goalkeeper has made more errors leading to goals than Mignolet, since he joined Liverpool. It's a damning statistic for a 'keeper but Mignolet's flap at the cross which led to West Brom's opener on Sunday was the eighth time he's been directly accountable for an opposition goal in the Premier League. Manchester United's Anthony Martial scored past Mignolet in September Clean sheets When it comes to clean sheets, Mignolet is up there with the best in the league. Only Joe Hart has kept more clean sheets in the Premier League since the start of the 2013/14 season. In fact, Mignolet's figure of 28 shutouts is enough to equal David de Gea's record for Manchester United in that time. Goals conceded When he's not keeping clean sheets Mignolet is letting in a lot of goals. Since he moved to Liverpool, only Aston Villa's Brad Guzan and Newcastle's Tim Krul - both fighting at the opposite end of the table - have conceded more goals. Of course, Mignolet can't be blamed for every one of the 112 strikes that have hit his net but he ranks some way behind the top 'keepers in the division in this statistic. Mignolet has conceded 23 goals more than De Gea and 36 more than Hart. Simon Mignolet kept a clean sheet against Bournemouth Save success Mignolet's save-to-shot success rate is middling at best. On average, over the past three seasons, the Liverpool goalkeeper has saved 67.6 per cent of the shots fired at him. That puts him 18th out of 31 goalkeepers who have made more than 20 Premier League appearances since his Liverpool move. Crosses Mignolet's authority in dealing with crosses appears to be a major problem. Mignolet has opted to punch the ball 80 times since signing for Liverpool - that's more than any other 'keeper in the league. Of course, there's nothing wrong with punching the ball but in this instance it could reflect the Belgian's reluctance to catch crosses. Mignolet is the only 'keeper who has opted to punch the ball clear more times than he has successfully caught it from a cross (79), since the start of the 2013/14 season. To put that into perspective, the vast majority of 'keepers have caught crosses more than twice as many times as they've punched the ball. Simon Mignolet has been backed by his boss Jurgen Klopp Overall performance WhoScored give each Premier League player a mark out of 10 for each performance, based on a wide range of statistical parameters. Of the 31 keepers to make 20 or more appearances in the past three seasons only nine have a lower WhoScored.com rating than the Liverpool man's 6.66. All statistics courtesy of WhoScored.com, where you can find yet more stats, including live in-game data and unique player and team ratings. You can follow all the scores, statistics, live player and team ratings with the new free-to-download WhoScored iOS app.
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    Sturridge played most of the game around the centre circle because he wasn't seeing the ball up front. The midfield failed to provide for the forwards and you can't do anything with no service. For me, the blame falls squarely in Mignolet's lap. It was a tight cagey affair with City not willing to allow any space in behind like the 4-1 hiding they received earlier in the season. Once the goal went in we had to take more chances and this left more gaps for City to exploit on the break whilst still leaving no gaps at the back to expose themselves. Who gives a fuck about the subsequent saves when Mignolet bungled the easiest and most important save? He is a total fucking liability. You mean to tell me he couldn't stick out a fucking leg to keep the ball out of the goal? The fuck you diving for? Fuck him out of the club. We should have done it last season, instead we conspired to get possibly the only keeper in the entire league who is worse.
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    Daniel Sturridge-2015

    Sturridge's goals earned more points for Liverpool in 13/14 than Suarez's goals. There's no point arguing that, that is a fact. But clearly, the catalyst, the talisman, the one who all the play went through was Suarez.
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    Daniel Sturridge-2015

    No one is forgetting how good Torres was but he was primarily a penalty box striker where as Sturridge often drops deep to get involved with play. With regards to the Sturridge song, he has the Dalglish song which stretches all the way back to St. John and is rarely given out, so it's pretty much the greatest honour you can give an Liverpool striker.
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    Daniel Sturridge-2015

    Sturridge is better than Torres was. More clinical, more pace, far more involved in the build up of attacks (far more assists than Torres). If Sturridge were more robust he would have overtaken Torres' Liverpool total ages ago. With regards to Suarez. I can't agree with that at all. Suarez is the most talented player I've ever seen in a red shirt. Suarez doesn't look out of place alongside Neymar and Messi and those two are footballing aliens.
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    World Cup 2014

    It will happen for the next game, guaranteed.
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    World Cup 2014

    Wayne Rooney has 0 goals and 1 assist in 9 World Cup matches. Why the fuck is ANYONE being moved to accommadate him?
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    World Cup 2014

    Don't like wishing injuries on players but it really would have been better for England if Rooney hadn't have recovered from his injury in time as England would have put out a balanced side with people who are comfortable in their roles. Look at Rooney's other WC games, is it more likely he will continue being a non entity or discover some form?
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    World Cup 2014

    It was a top class assist to Sturridge to be fair, but he missed an absolute sitter and left Baines exposed. No goals at the WC continues, the guy is a millstone. Who knows, being benched may actually be the kick up the arse he needs.
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    Summer Transfers 2014

    You can't compare Seville and Barca with regards to transfer negotiations. Seville are notoriously difficult negotiators and Barca wanted Cesc off their books. As for Rakatic this was probably moved through quickly and cheaply because he was in the final year of his contract.
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    Summer Transfers 2014

    I've seen little of Lovern but Southampton had one of the best defences in the league despite playing a pressing style of football. I personally think Brendan wants two CB that proactively and aggressively go after the ball. Pointless if one of the CB is doing this. The only CB that is doing this currently is Sakho. I thought Skrtel did very well despite being exposed by the midfield I think Brendan simply wants another style of CB.
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    Summer Transfers 2014

    Seriously, who cares what Joe Cole thinks?
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    Roy Hodgson, know your role and shut your mouth

    Fucking bullshit. He probably breathed a sigh of relief when the ref issued the red card.
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    Adam Lallana

    I don't think it's about 'taking us to another level' I think it is about having a pool of 20 quality players that you can select anyone and still be very strong. Imagine Lallana on the bench during our run in from January onwards you could have swaped out Coutinho with no drop in quality.
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    Alberto Moreno

    Too young.