By Alex Stevens
Michael Owen singled out another error from Simon Mignolet as Liverpool came from 3-1 down to win a thriller at Norwich 5-4.
The Merseysiders overcame a series of defensive errors to win a wonderfully entertaining Premier League clash on Saturday lunchtime.
Former Liverpool striker Owen highlighted goalkeeper Mignolet’s failure to keep out Norwich debutant Steven Naismith’s strike at the end of the first half that put the home side 2-1 up.
“Mignolet has to save that,” Owen told BT Sport. “When Naismith was on the ball, I thought, ‘who is he going to pick out in the box?’ There wasn’t much angle to work with. Mignolet has to be stopping that.”
The Belgian goalkeeper signed a new five-and-a-half-year contract at the start of the week but has been regularly criticised by pundits and supporters for a series of errors.
At Carrow Road, a Roberto Firmino double and strikes from Jordan Henderson and James Milner had put Liverpool 4-3 ahead before Sebastien Bassong preyed on the visitors’ defensive frailties to make it 4-4 in added time.
Adam Lallana then volleyed in the winning goal in the fifth minute of injury time to spark wild celebrations among the Liverpool players and coaching staff.