Even after a critical error that put the team on the back foot, Simon Mignolet has found support in the club boss Jurgen Klopp.
If we look at statistics then Mignolet is the only player who has committed the most errors that have led to a goal being scored by the opponent team. But despite all his shortcomings, the Liverpool goalkeeper is set to sign a contract extension. Mingolet came to Anfield in 2013 and signed a five year contract and the latest reports from the club indicate that the management is set to revise the goalkeeper’s initial 60000 pounds a week deal.
Former Dortmund boss, Jurgen Klopp had previously come out in support of Mignolet and said that he was satisfied with Mignolet and went on to say that he was the smartest goalkeeper he has had the pleasure of managing. And yet again after a mishap against West Brom, the manager has backed the Belgian taking the blame for the mistake on himself.
Such a support on the part of a manger is very healthy for a player but Mignolet hasn’t been an exceptional choice for Liverpool. And in that light overlooking plausible options in a certain Jack Butland is not a very intelligent choice. But Klopp is the kind of manager whose head is in the right place. He managed players beautifully at Dortmund and took them to new heights and Liverpool would hope for a similar success story.
While a goalkeeper situation might be solved there are injuries that plague the Reds. The full extent of Lovren’s injury is yet unknown as he couldn’t undergo a scan after he was stretchered off from the pitch in the game against West Brom. Jurgen Klopp is creating a positive environment which the players are enjoying and subsequently thriving in. The game against West Brom was the perfect example of the spirit that Klopp is potentially trying to imbibe in his players.
The captain rightly said “I think that is a real positive we can take out of the day. Even though we went 2-1 down we kept going to the end and that is what you have to do in football. We scored one and were unlucky not to score another one and that could have changed the game in five minutes. You have to keep going right until the end” and we couldn’t agree more!