17 Apr 2017 13:55:56
So now that Simon Mignolet has performed really well in the last 2 games (long may it continue) what do u think the club should do in the summer for the GK position?
I still feel there is a mistake in him but to be fair to him he's been doing well.
17 Apr 2017 14:13:21
Although he has been playing well of late, and has made a couple of decent saves, that beig all they are, decent, not these world class saves people keep making out.
I think we're so used to mediocrity that by him keeping us in the last two games have changed some peoples viewpoints, however he has been here for around 3 years and two good performances back to back should not be a reason to consider him as our first choice keeper for years to come. I don't want to come across as negative but it is what it is, all keepers are bound to make mistakes, but some of Mignolets are just outright stupidity and come around quite often.
Compare him to our competitors first choices, De Gea, Cech, Courtois, Lloris, these guys are making match winning saves every week, had they made the saves Mignolet had made the past few games, they wouldn't be hailed as world class saves. My point is we need a keeper who we can rely on to keep us in games when were not playing well, not one that is suspect at times but can keep us in the odd couple of games a season.
17 Apr 2017 15:02:44
It's obviously more than back to back games where he's played well, he's played decently more often than not this season but he's a mistake prone player, so we will have to see how he does until the end of the season. A lot of people seem to think mignolet will be sold and karius moved to number 1 with ward as number 2, whilst that would be an ideal scenario, there's a few problems with that. Is ward ready, and would he be willing to be second choice when first team football is available to him and that might be in the premier league. And is karius an adequate first choice goalkeeper, those are still questions left to be answered but I think it is huge risks. If ward can't be relied on and karius performs the way he started this season then there is no mignolet to come in and improve on that, because without question he did that this season and it was a good call by Klopp regardless of what people say. For me goalkeeper only becomes a priority if ward leaves again and mignolet is sold, only then would I look to bring in someone, but that someone would have to be better than karius. I want to give karius a fair shot and I'm sure he will get it but my gut is telling me he is as bad or worse than mignolet especially at the basics from what I've seen.
17 Apr 2017 15:13:43
Everyone should be judged at the end of the season over a whole season. As to whether we replace him, it depends on who is available to us. It is still our biggest weakness in my opinion because it is such a crucial position in the team.
I agree with a lot of what Mr C says. 👏.
17 Apr 2017 15:58:16
I think some of you lot have become a little too used to mediocracy when it comes to goal keepers, 2 games where he doesn't make a mistake doesn't make him Buffon.
17 Apr 2017 15:59:16
No new GK will arrive unless Mignolet leaves. Think everyone needs to deal with it. There is no interest in Mignolet.
17 Apr 2017 17:15:45
I don't see the point in bringing someone in unless they're a huge upgrade. So I'd rather we didn't waste money on Hart/ Ruffier/ Pickford as they're not an upgrade. We should tighten our defence and get better coaching staff in for our current incumbents.
17 Apr 2017 17:23:15
I will maintain that we should spend whatever money Liverpool has for transfers this Summer on the defence. Sell Mingolet, Clyne, Moreno, Klavan, Sakho (unfortunately) and Lovren and buy the very best replacements we can afford. Do i think this will happen? No! Do i trust Liverpool or the scouting system to pick the best available players within our budget? Sadly, No! What i will say is that it should not be too difficult to upgrade on the likes of Moreno, Clyne, Mignolet and Klavan.
17 Apr 2017 17:24:27
We are looking at Jordan Pickford as our world class keeper for the next season.
17 Apr 2017 17:24:21
Unless we're prepared to pay the price for someone like Bernd Leno or Jan Oblak then I can't see why point in changing keeper as they're the only genuine top class keepers that would be in the same class as those mentioned.
17 Apr 2017 18:37:19
Spot on, Mr C. In addition to that, all the top GKare taken so whoever you get will still need time to adapt and get comfortable hence, mistakes will happen. We all know howmany people reacted to Karius' two mistakes and if we think that won't happen again to the new GK next season then, we are deluding ourselves. We need to create our own top class GK by improving him, sticking with him thru thick and thin, protecting him with a good defensive setup so he can grow. NO amount of money will fix this issue as NO top GK will come here. This is what people need to get over.
Pinkford is no better than Migs nor Karius, IMO. Hart? He's worse than both of them. Klopp is not going to bring in a new GK as he's already alluded to that. He will have both duke it out for the no. 1 spot cos let's face it, Karius is going nowhere. Migs? If there's an offer, maybe.
17 Apr 2017 18:34:01
There are 32 teams playing CL every year and 48 teams playing EL. It's bull to say there aren't any good keepers at all in Europe!
17 Apr 2017 21:26:57
There are loads Harry. Just that we're apparently incapable of finding them. Proven by our scouts looking at Pickford and Ruffier.
18 Apr 2017 02:23:43
There are loads of shotstoppers but very few who are good at organising the defence and at defending crosses.
18 Apr 2017 02:39:03
Dennis, both GK's are poor as heck, too.
18 Apr 2017 09:57:17
We should sign whoever saints are signing to replace VVD their black box? Thing is obviously working season after season and we need to take note.