26 Nov 2017 14:31:10
As much as I’ve tried to give Mignolet the benefit of the doubt over the years, yesterday was the final straw. Willian’s cross was floated with little pace and any half-decent keeper would have moved his feet and caught it.

Even allowing for the poor footwork, why did he try to go for it with his left hand? If you are sitting in your chair now, lean to your right and put your left hand over your head to see how far you can stretch. Then, holding the same position and put out your right hand. You’ll see that your right hand can stretch a good 12 -15 inches further. Mignolet got the fingers of his left hand to the ball, so would easily have got a full hand on it if he’d gone with his right.

Mignolet is not alone in this, as there are others who do the same (usually the ones who end up picking the ball out of their net) . Why do they do it? I can only assume that they want to use the right arm to break the fall of the dive, but the priority should be to save the ball. They are not playing on concrete for f**ks sake.

1.) 26 Nov 2017
26 Nov 2017 15:04:43
12-15" further? You got problems, i think you should get an appointment to go see your GP asap.

2.) 26 Nov 2017
26 Nov 2017 15:10:41
It's just the latest in a string of errors from him this season, isn't it?

I can take managers making mistakes as long as I can understand what they were trying to achieve. Hindsight's great and all if something doesn't work, but as long as I get what the manager was thinking beforehand, I can understand. But I don't understand Klopp's thinking on goalkeepers.

When Migs wasn't making so many errors last season, it was a discussion. Do you pick the potentially better, but also error prone Karius? Or the bang average Migs? But at least he isn't making mistakes. But this season Migs has made a tonne of errors and been jittery under the slightest bit of pressure. It's not a discussion anymore. Karius would have to literally throw the ball into his own net five matches in a row to be on Migs' level. Not to mention we also have Ward back at the club.

3.) 26 Nov 2017
26 Nov 2017 15:26:35
Tommywalsh, I think you’re the one who needs to see your GP if your flexibility is so poor that your right hand can’t reach further than your left if you’re diving to your right.

4.) 26 Nov 2017
26 Nov 2017 16:02:13
Klavy, your like a lot of men, adding inches .

5.) 26 Nov 2017
26 Nov 2017 16:34:34
Very true Happy, but the truth comes out when we have to drop our pants. But seriously, look at it again on MOTD2 tonight and I’ll accept any criticism if anyone can honestly tell me that he couldn’t have got closer to the ball going for it with his right hand. As for 12-15 inches, that is because his right shoulder is about that distance closer than the left shoulder if diving to the right. PS/ if there are any ladies on here who want to see my 15 inches, ask the Ed for my email address.

6.) 26 Nov 2017
26 Nov 2017 16:55:07
Klavy is absolutely correct. If the goal was a fluke, you have to believe that Migs did all the things available to a GK to save the cross and if he did then, no problem. The fact that there are legitimate questions of his approach to the cross, shows that it was yes a fluke AND YES, the GK did not do all he could. This is where Klavy is completely correct.

Migs has NO athleticism and NO footwork, fact. Now on the cross, he sees that Klavan has forced Willian wide so a shot is no longer possible and only a blind cross would come. Watch Migs' footwork or lack thereof. He shuffles to the near post and when Willian is forced wide, he does not read that for him to get to the inevitable cross, he has to shuffle his feet back towards the middle of the goal to get to the ensuing cross. Migs does not do that.

Instead, he moves a pathetic two steps to his right and leaps for the ball. He gets two fingers to the ball but concedes. It is logical that to conclude that had another GK like say Karius or Ward (who has more athleticism and better footwork than Migs) had moved his feet faster, he would have gotten a full hand on the ball and tip it over if he could get three fingers on it w/ o shuffling his feet. It is that simple.

7.) 26 Nov 2017
26 Nov 2017 17:20:39
Mignolet reacted late.