BBC pundit suggests Simon Mignolet let Newcastle back into the match

Mignolet

The Belgian goalkeeper might have been culpable for Papiss Cisse's goal.

BBC pundit Trevor Sinclair believes Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet is partially at fault for Saturday's 2-2 draw with Newcastle United at Anfield.

The Reds looked in cruise control against the relegation-threatened outfit as goals from Daniel Sturridge - who netted inside 90 seconds - and Adam Lallana helped the hosts into an ever so comfortable 2-0 half-time lead.

But within minutes of the restart, the Magpies were thrown a lifeline when striker Papiss Cisse headed into an empty net, Jack Colback completed the comeback on 66 minutes to win a big point for United in their continued fight against relegation.

It was Newcastle's first goal which puzzled Sinclair, suggesting that the perceived error by Mignolet, who came to parry a cross but missed it, allowing Cisse to nod home, played a big role in Rafael Benitez's troops leaving Merseyside with a point.

He said on BBC Sport: "As a winger it is one of them where you think, 'Don’t come for that, keeper.’ Mignolet can’t come for it, he got nowhere near it and it is a simple header for Cisse."

 

Liverpool fans ripped into Mignolet on Twitter, given that it was certainly not the big Belgian's first error in a Liverpool shirt and manager Jurgen Klopp might well replace, or least sign decent competition for him, in the summer.

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