Liverpool’s Simon Mignolet vows to move on from Man City error
Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet vows to move on from his mistake in a 2-1 loss to Manchester City on Boxing Day
Simon Mignolet insists he will move on from his mistake at The Etihad after Liverpool suffered a 2-1 loss to Manchester City.
The Belgian meekly palmed Alvaro Negredo’s lofted effort into his own net on the stroke of half-time to hand the Citizens a 2-1 lead at Etihad Stadium on Boxing Day.
I’ve been there in the past as a goalkeeper and you have to accept it and move forward to the next game
The Reds, who had opened the scoring through Philippe Coutinho before Vincent Kompany’s leveller, came close to equalising but Glen Johnson and Raheem Sterling wasted good chances.
And Mignolet, who joined Liverpool in a £9m deal from Sunderland in the summer, admitted he was disappointed with his part in the defeat against their Premier League title rivals.
“It is one of those things that happens, unfortunately, when you are a goalkeeper. Any goal you concede is a disappointment,” said Mignolet.
“I probably should have done better with it. I’ve been there in the past as a goalkeeper and you have to accept it and move forward to the next game. It was a very awkward moment for us just before we went into half-time.
“You always win with 11 and lose with 11 and more importantly also with the people on the bench.”