Simon Mignolet sends message after Liverpool win; Cameron Brannagan also reacts on Twitter

Liverpool secured their place in the Europa League knockout stages on Thursday.

Liverpool found it hard, but they secured their place in the Europa League knockout stages with a victory over French club Bordeaux.

Henri Saivet gave the Ligue 1 club the lead after 33 minutes, before a James Milner penalty equalised the score just minutes later.

It was Christian Benteke who won the penalty, and the Belgian striker secured all three points with a composed finish on the stroke of half-time.

With the victory, Liverpool are guaranteed a top two finish in their group, and the qualification for the knockout stages that this brings. They play FC Sion in Switzerland on December 10, in a game which will decide the group winners and runners up.

It was a hard game for Liverpool, and it was made harder by goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, who all but gifted a goal to Bordeaux. Saivet's finish was top class, but Mignolet brought the strike upon himself as he disobeyed the laws of the game in relation to handling the ball.

Keeping it in his hands for way longer than six seconds, he conceded a set-play, and Bordeaux scored.

Following the game, he reacted to the result on Instagram - although he wisely left any mention of his mistake out of his comments.


Happy to get qualified for the knockout stages in the #UEL :D (y) #YNWA

A photo posted by Simon Mignolet (@22mignolet22) on

Cameron Brannagan, the 19-year-old midfielder, also reacted to the result, despite not making it off the substitutes bench and onto the field of play.

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