Jamie Carragher insists that Mignolet should do better.


Simon Mignolet signed from Sunderland for a reported fee of £9m in 2013 becoming the first choice goalkeeper last season under Brendan Rodgers.

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher says Mignolet failed to make “defining” saves during that period and his failure to do so could have made a big difference for Liverpool last season.

Carragher said on Monday Night Football that he {Mignolet} should have got closer to saving Phil Jagielka’s late equaliser for Everton at Anfield on Saturday.

Sky Sports pundit, Carragher said: “I think the best goalkeepers who win big trophies make big saves at big moments. That was a big moment. It’s not a massive mistake, but can he do better?

“Everyone always talks about Steven Gerrard slipping and costing Liverpool the league and you can never look at one individual and one mistake, but Demba Ba still had to go through.

“You’re looking at your keeper and thinking: ‘Come on, win us the league. Make that save that’s going to be a defining moment in the season.’

“Against Manchester City Liverpool lost 2-1 and if he’d made the save from Negredo then that’s two points off City and another one for Liverpool.

“I think of Joe Hart. After the Chelsea game, Man City had a tough game at Everton and they won 3-2. Joe Hart had to make a save from Naismith, flicking his left hand out and that wins them the league.

“We can all talk about goalscorers, players who win the league and make a big difference, but goalkeepers make a massive difference and at those big moments you’ve got to make big saves.

“Up until now in his Liverpool career he hasn’t made those big saves. If it continues I can see Liverpool looking for another goalkeeper.

“There was talk of Victor Valdes because he is a free agent, but he has got to improve.”


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