The Liverpool icon is still dwelling on 2014's failed title challenge...
History almost repeated itself as Ba ran at Mignolet but the Belgian waited patiently before tipping the Besiktas forward's low strike wide of his left post.
And former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher was impressed with the stop. Far from praising him for it, however, Carragher dwelled on a very specific moment in recent Liverpool history during which Mignolet failed to do the same.
Why didn't Mignolet do that when Ba was playing for Chelsea! Staying in his goal rather than committing himself. I know SG slipped but....— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) February 19, 2015
Intriguingly, though, former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann immediately leapt to the goalkeeper's defence, suggesting that Mignolet could not have avoided rushing off his line against Chelsea as there was no defender tracking Ba on that occasion.
@Carra23 Its a good finish,keeper had to narrow the angle as no defender was close. You should know, you let enough forwards through.— Didi Hamann (@DietmarHamann) February 19, 2015
Clearly, it's a case of what could have been for Liverpool icon Carragher. In the present, Mignolet's save proved vital when it came to preserving a clean sheet and the Reds now travel to Turkey without having conceded any away goals.