Stan Collymore: Simon Mignolet lacks this quality, like this Tottenham ace
By Harvey Byrne
Outspoken pundit Stan Collymore has likened Simon Mignolet’s position at Liverpool to Son Heung-min’s at Tottenham.
The former Reds attacker believes that both players are good for the short-term, but lack the consistency to perform for their respective sides.
Mingolet, 28, came back into Jurgen Klopp’s side against Middlesbrough on Wednesday evening with Loris Karius currently struggling between the sticks.
He kept a clean sheet against the northern club, but he has conceded nine goals in his nine fixtures this season and there have been doubts on him in the past.
Meanwhile, Son, 24, had been handed a first team opportunity earlier in the campaign, which he took with both hands.
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The South Korea international scored five goals in his first five appearances this campaign, but he has since scored just one in his last 14 encounters.
This has led Collymore to believe that neither are good enough in the long run for their teams, stating that Liverpool now need to go out and get a goalkeeper to solve the problem area.
“Megs made a couple of good saves, but I liken that to Son Heung-min having a couple of decent games as Kane’s deputy earlier this season,” wrote Collymore in his column for Boyle Sport. “Good for the very short term, not consistent enough in the medium or long term in a specialist position.
“So for me, Liverpool now need to be ruthless and go out and find a goalkeeper that the very best in the world want, make him the number one and let one of Karius or Megs battle it out on the training ground to earn the trust of the manager.”
Son was dropped from the line-up in Tottenham’s 3-0 victory over Hull on Wednesday after a poor showing in the 1-0 defeat against Manchester United on Sunday.
He was restricted to a 74th minute appearance against the Tigers at White Hart Lane, coming on for star forward Harry Kane.
The victory has seen Spurs remain in fifth place with wins for Manchester City and Manchester United either side of them.
They will face Burnley at White Hart Lane next on Sunday and they could overtake City in fourth with a victory.
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