Jurgen Klopp made nine changes for the FA Cup third round trip to Wolves last night, offering Liverpool fans an unwelcome reminder of the standard of the players he inherited from Brendan Rodgers.
Klopp has done outstanding work with the Reds’ first team, but the reserve options contain the likes of Simon Mignolet, who was first-choice goalkeeper under the Northern Irishman.
Alisson arrived in the summer to provide a huge upgrade between the sticks but Mignolet was handed a rare start at Molineux last night as Liverpool slipped to a 2-1 defeat against the Old Gold.
Ruben Neves hit the winner with a trademark screamer but it went in at Mignolet’s near post from over 30 yards out, which raises questions over whether the Belgian could have done better.
Liverpool supporters need no second invitation to pour scorn on Mignolet after his array of blunders down the years and their frustration with the goalkeeper was evident again in the wake of last night’s game.
The former Sunderland stopper is a signal of their previous mediocrity and that anger was plain to see in the aftermath of Neves’ winner last night…
— Matt Lees (@mattlees80) January 7, 2019
Very very difficult watching Mignolet #LFC
— Conor Watson (@Conor_Watson2) January 7, 2019
That match made it quite clear why Mignolet, Moreno, Sturridge get nowhere near the team. Positives to take are some experience for some good young players, and a rest for the top dogs #lfc
— Jonathan Weir (@WEIRD0G) January 7, 2019
Liverpool to sell :
— Arnav Rout (@arnav_14_) January 8, 2019
Mignolet back it again, Useless af ! #LFC
— Nick (@nicky_fizzy) January 7, 2019
Mignolet bringing back some awful memories and stress levels. Flat footed, refusal to come off his line, incapable of saving any kind of shot. Garbage. #lfc
— Alex (@jersey_viking) January 7, 2019
— Graeme (@gdwredarmy) January 7, 2019
Lallana, Moreno, Henderson, Matip, Sturridge, Mignolet, Origi are not the standard of player you can depend on for a side challenging for top honours. They stink the place out to be honest. All would struggle in the Championship yet Klopp keeps them at the Club. Shocking! #LFC
— David Fitzmaurice (@Fitzie77) January 7, 2019