So what was Simon Mignolet thinking last night?
Did the Belgian assume one good performance against Stoke City would allow him several weeks' worth of errors to go unnoticed?
Even against the Potters, Liverpool's no.1 looked shaky on the ball and in the air. And, at Leicester, the Belgian was exposed for his flaws.
Firstly, the 26-year-old simply passed the ball straight to Esteban Cambiasso to leave him an open goal. The fact that the Foxes midfielder missed the target was irrelevant as, moments later, Mignolet had accidentally diverted the ball into his own goal.
Whether he drops Liverpool points or is rescued by his team-mates, the shot stopper is becoming an absolute liability. And Brendan Rodgers has to drop him if he wants to avoid total embarrassment against the more clinical sides in the Premier League.
With all due respect, Brad Jones may not be the best of reserve goalkeepers. But, with all due respect, he will make a better stopper than Mignolet right now.
Even if the Australian has a mistake a game in him, it will be less than the Belgian right now and, during a busy December schedule, the Reds need a reliable man in between the sticks.
Perhaps Rodgers could drop Mignolet for one game simply to send him a message, hopefully to see a better-performing goalkeeper upon his return.
Beyond the Christmas period, however, it is time Liverpool looked to someone new in that most troubled of positions. As many are pointing out, a stronger, more authoritative (and far less error-prone) goalkeeper will lead to a better defence overall. And that is an area the Reds simply cannot afford to keep as it is.
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