Simon Mignolet could become top goalkeeper, says Liverpool legend

Former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann back tracks on Reds goalkeeper Simon Mignolet

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Simon Mignolet could develop into a world-class goalkeeper for Liverpool, according to former Reds midfielder Dietmar Hamann.

The Belgium international kept his sixth successive clean sheet on the road in the Premier League after Liverpool were 1-0 winners against Swansea City at Liberty Stadium on Monday night.

Mignolet has kept 12 shutouts in the English top-flight this season despite a shaky start to the season which culminated in manager Brendan Rodgers dropping the 27-year-old in favour of Brad Jones.

However, former Germany international Hamann has been impressed with Mignolet’s upturn in form in 2015, backing the Liverpool number one to blossom into a top goalkeeper.

Hamann wrote on Twitter: “I’m starting to love Mignolet after giving him plenty of stick earlier in the season. Could turn out to be a top cat.”

Liverpool number one Mignolet has started 26 of the Merseyside club’s 29 Premier League games this season.

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The 27-year-old has made 81 appearances in all competitions for the Reds following his £12m move to Anfield from Sunderland in the summer of 2013.

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