Jamie Carragher heaps praise on Liverpool star for top-class performance
The Liverpool legend was impressed with Simon Mignolet's performance at West Brom on Sunday afternoon
Jamie Carragher praised Simon Mignolet for producing a world-class performance in Liverpool’s 1-0 win at West Brom on Sunday.
The Reds took a big step towards qualifying for next season’s Champions League with a close-fought win against the Baggies in a Premier League game devoid of culture at The Hawthorns.
Brazil international Roberto Firmino broke the deadlock at the end of the first half with a close-range finish after the forward managed to get on the end of Lucas Leiva’s flick-on.
West Brom had few chances to equalise in the second half but Scotland international Matty Phillips finally escaped the attention of the Liverpool defence in the second half.
But Mignolet managed to deflect Phillips’ effort wide to protect Liverpool’s slender advantage and blossoming hopes of a top-four finish in the Premier League this season.
Speaking to Sky Sports about Liverpool’s goalkeeper, Carragher said:
“It’s what you want from a top-class goalkeeper. He wasn’t worked too much today but when called upon he delivered. In the last couple of games he’s been outstanding and has made a huge difference in helping Liverpool get to where they are.”
The former Liverpool defender has previously urged Klopp to sign a new goalkeeper to replace Mignolet.