Alan Shearer's message to Simon Mignolet

Simon Mignolet

The former striker and current pundit feels the Liverpool goalkeeper needs to take things into his own hands.

Alan Shearer says Liverpol goalkeeper Simon Mignolet should take responsibilty for his failings this season - particularly his mistakes against West Brom on Sunday afternoon, according to his regular column for bookmaker Coral.

The 27-year-old erred from a set-piece against the Baggies at Anfield - just as he has done on many other occasions this season.

And Shearer thinks the man himself has to look inwards and shoulder the blame.

He told Coral: "It was a disappointing result for Liverpool and Mignolet has come in for criticism on the back of it. I know his manager has been reluctant to put the blame on his shoulders, which I totally understand, but it was his mistake for the equaliser.

"If you come for a cross in the six-yard box, you have to get it. He flapped at it and West Brom scored. He has to take responsibility for that."

Shearer is right in that the Liverpool goalkeeper is the only man who can change his own game. Team-mates, supporters and pundits can tell the Belgian what he needs to do, while Jurgen Klopp can possibly sell him.

But, if any employee is letting any company down (not just in football), with such glaring errors, he needs to look inward and sort it out.

Mignolet's incompetence from set-pieces has been an issue ever since he arrived at Anfield - which was now quite a while ago. If he isn't careful, he'll be leaving Liverpool without having improved one bit as a goalkeeper; a goalkeeper with massive flaws throughout his game.

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