By Dominic Toner
Liverpool supporters expressed their anger on Twitter after another goalkeeping mistake by Simon Mignolet.
The Merseyside club lost 2-1 to Italian side Roma in their latest pre-season clash on Monday night and Belgian goalkeeper Mignolet has been criticised for his performance.
With the scoreline level at 1-1 the goalkeeper could only parry a header from Roma striker Edin Dzeko which landed at the feet of Mohamed Salah, who was then left with a simple finish to score the winning goal.
Following the broken hand suffered last week by summer signing Loris Karius the Liverpool fans have expressed their frustration on Twitter at Mignolet.
Simon Mignolet definitely at fault here. Just bad goalkeeping to not come and clear the ball in your own 6-yard box. pic.twitter.com/31wMgqZ0Gg
— Jordan Chamberlain (@Jordan_AC90) August 2, 2016
I can’t still forget Mignolet blunder last night, the first save was cool but you have to face shots and not afraid of it.
— SAKHO’ed (@SakhoLFC) August 2, 2016
So concerning to see Mignolet hesitate and be unassertive when Salah followed up for Roma’s 2nd goal. That’s why Klopp preffered Karius.
— LFC| Live News (@LFC_NEW5) August 2, 2016
Woke up from late shift, spent some time with my boy, opens twitter and sees Mignolet has done a Mignolet ???
— LFC Red (@jamesWa31342617) August 2, 2016
Simon Mignolet isn’t even good enough to be a number 2 he’s shocking ?
— Adam Darnell (@adz92darnell) August 2, 2016
What in the world was Mignolet playing at for Roma’s second goal?! What’s he waiting for?! The Karius injury is terrible luck.
— Paul (@pclfc8) August 2, 2016
Simon Mignolet really needs to take control of his 6 yard box any good keeper knows that.
— David Ealey (@dealey73) August 2, 2016
Hahaha Mignolet is In goal till November ???
— Zak (@ZakLFC7) August 2, 2016
Not exactly shocked Mignolet cost LFC another game, were doomed with him in net. PS- new left back asap #LFC
— J.D. Weaver (@jdweavermusic) August 2, 2016
Not bothered by pre season results what worries me is mignolet up to his old tricks from last season!
— Mel! (@melissajd92) August 2, 2016
Mignolet said he would step up this season, didn’t look like it vs Roma though..I miss Karius already.#lfc
— Roger Nilsson (@Nille_72) August 2, 2016
The Liverpool Echo reported that Karius will be absent for between eight to ten weeks after he sustained a fractured hand, which would love Mignolet in pole position to cement the number one spot.
The 23-year-old joined Jurgen Klopp’s side this summer for £4.7million and was expected to start ahead of current number one Simon Mignolet in the Reds’ first game of the season.
Klopp could opt for veteran goalkeeper Alex Manninger who joined Liverpool this summer but the 39-year-old is seen as a back-up option.
Mignolet joined from Sunderland in 2013 and has made 149 appearances for the Merseyside club in all competitions.
The Belgian is known for being a good shot stopper but has made some well highlighted mistakes which have left fans questioning his number one status.
In other Liverpool team news, their new signing has set himself a high goal target for the new season.