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Simon Mignolet Made Premier League History Against Arsenal

Joe Baiamonte

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Simon Mignolet Made Premier League History Against Arsenal

He may be an accident waiting to happen, more often than not, but Simon Mignolet equalled a long standing Premier League record during Liverpool's dramatic 4-3 victory over Arsenal, yesterday.

The Belgian goalkeeper was believed to be receiving a demotion to the bench for the coming season when Jurgen Klopp decided to bring in German 'keeper Loris Karius from Mainz during the Summer. However, with Karius unavailable due to injury, Mignolet was presented with another chance to prove himself and, in the first half he did just that when he saved Theo Walcott's weak penalty.

Mignolet
Mignolet

Although he would go onto concede three goals, one of which, from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, he should have saved, Mignolet's penalty saving heroics meant that he has now saved five of the 11 Premier League penalties that he's faced, a success ratio of 45% which brings him level with Chelsea cult hero Dmitri Kharine.

Whether Mignolet will have done enough to convince Klopp that he's still worth a run in the first 11 is another story, though, with Karius still expected to become the Reds' number one when he returns from injury.

Topics: Simon Mignolet, Football, Premier League, Liverpool FC

Joe Baiamonte
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