English Premiership

Mignolet brushes off criticism

2014-12-01 09:36
Simon Mignolet (Getty Images)
Cape Town - Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet refused to let recent criticism of his performances get him down after his clean sheet against Stoke on Saturday.

Mignolet has been in the spotlight following a series of blunders this season, and he erred again in midweek when he spilled a shot from Ludogorets midfielder Marcelinho in the Champions League, leading to Daniel Abalo opening the scoring in the 2-2 draw.

Former Reds keeper Bruce Grobbelaar was critical of the 26-year-old this week, claiming he fails to command his area and generally proving a liability for Brendan Rodgers' side.

Mignolet, though, insists he never dwells on past performances and prefers to look to the challenges that lie ahead.

"I deal with a good performance the same as a poor performance - you have to accept it and move on," Football411 quotes the Belgium international as saying.

"What I did after the (Ludogorets) game was look forward to the next game and that is what I will do again today.

"It is always pleasing as a goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet but the most important thing is to get back to winning ways and hopefully we can build a bit of momentum now.

"If you play at home you want to win games and we did the job and that is all that counts. There is another game on Tuesday (against bottom side Leicester) and we will look forward to that one."


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