‘Liverpool shouldn’t be top after all the goals Simon Mignolet’s conceded’

Former Liverpool goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar is critical of current Reds number one Simon Mignolet

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Liverpool shouldn’t be top of the Premier League table after the number of goals Simon Mignolet has let in, according to Bruce Grobbelaar.

The Reds are two points clear of second-placed Chelsea and a further six clear of Manchester City ahead of their trip to Norwich City on Sunday.

Another reason I look at Mignolet is the number of goals he’s conceded. Any team which concedes that number of goals should not be top of the league

Bruce Grobbelaar

While Liverpool are the highest-scoring Premier League club (93), Brendan Rodgers’s side have conceded 42 goals in 34 top-flight outings.

And the Reds’s legend goalkeeper Grobbelaar feels that £9m signing Mignolet still has a lot of room for improvement after his first season at Anfield.

“Mignolet is a good shot-stopper, but by no means the best all-round keeper,” Grobbelaar is quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror.

“A good keeper should be easy on his feet, plays out from the back and commands himself in the penalty box.

“A keeper should never be beaten – as he has been – by a header from three yards out. The keeper coach has to work him harder and he can improve a lot, of course he can.

“Another point is his positioning on free-kicks. His starting position is not right. The team and the defence is too far back for the keeper. They’re on top of him. He’s not commanding enough.

“Another reason I look at Mignolet is the number of goals he’s conceded. Any team which concedes that number of goals should not be top of the league.

“You compare that to the number of goals Petr Cech has conceded at Chelsea and that tells you the difference. Any good team starts from the back.”


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