By Coral Barry
Liverpool were cruising 2-0 against Newcastle until a blunder from Simon Mignolet let Newcastle back into the game – and Reds fans are thoroughly fed up with the Belgian.
Mignolet is well-known for his tendency to produce head-scratching moments and his performance against Newcastle threw up another frustrating error.
The goalkeeper opted to try and come and collect a cross that was never really there to be claimed and subsequently left Papisse Cisse with an open goal to target and the striker duly headed in to peg Liverpool back to 2-1.
It is the fourth time this season in the league that a mistake by Mignolet has led directly to a goal, which makes him the most error-prone goalkeeper in the top flight in 2015/16.
The Magpies went on to level the game and snatch a point from Anfield and Liverpool supporters were pretty convinced after the game that one man was to blame for the collapse.
— LFCMostar (@LFCMostar) April 23, 2016
If Mignolet is our number 1 next season I'm not even going to feel ambitious. He has cost us so many points this season its ridiculous.
— J.C (@MakeUsDreamLFC5) April 23, 2016
And why can’t it be Mignolet caught doping.
— Kloppite (@PeteKopite) April 23, 2016
Really hope Klopp sees the desperate need for a new goalkeeper. Mignolet's just too big of a liability.
— LiverpoolFC News (@LFCTransferNRS) April 23, 2016
Mignolet's errors cost more than just the initial goal. They sap confidence & grow nervousness amongst the defence and team.
— Taintless Red (@TaintlessRed) April 23, 2016
Maybe everywhere else, Shit happens. But for us Mignolet happens. #lfc
— Jesus Pirlo Allen (@maheshgpm) April 23, 2016
Liverpool would be 7 points clear at the top if it wasn't for points dropped due to direct mistakes from Simon Mignolet. Some stat.
— Dave O’Connell (@DaveOCKOP) April 23, 2016
Interviewing Mignolet after the game pic.twitter.com/wIhEhM9JO3
— DM (@CraftyClyne) April 23, 2016
The worst bit about it is we gave him a new long term deal typical liverpool that
— @rinit31 (@rinit31) April 23, 2016
It's so frustrating to think where we could be in the table if it weren't for Mignolet's ridiculous mistakes. Costs us so many games.
— Joel (@_lfcjoel) April 23, 2016
In other Liverpool news, the club has responded to the news Mamadou Sakho has tested positive for a banned substance.