The Reds keeper has been targeted by fans…
Liverpool legend Bruce Grobbelaar believes that current Reds goalkeeper Simon Mignolet is worse than Dracula, reports the Daily Mail.
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The former Anfield hero insists that the main problem at the club currently is manager Brendan Rodgers’ faith in the ‘keeper. He claims that this is even more harmful than the sale of Luis Suarez in the summer, and the failure to replace him.
The 57-year-old is one of the greatest players to have worn the number one jersey at the the Merseyside club, having won six league titles, three FA Cups, three League Cups, and one European Cup. He is also famous for his penalty shootout antics in the 1984 European Cup final.
“Any team that lets in 50 goals should never be in second position in the first place. That was masked and brushed over by the brilliance of Suarez and [Daniel] Sturridge scoring so many goals,” he told reporters.
“You’ve got to shore up at the back, get yourself someone in goal that can only let in 30 goals a season, or less than 30 goals a season.”
He is pretty damning of the club’s current man between the sticks’ propensity to stay on his line.
“I’ve always said that. I’ve said that he doesn’t command his area,” answered the South African when asked about Mignolet.
“I have likened him worse than Dracula, because at least Dracula comes out of his coffin now and then. He seems to stay on his line and that’s it.
“That whole area – not the six-yard area, the 18-yard area – is the goalkeeper’s, and in this day and age, in modern goalkeeping, if you come out and catch the ball and you get smacked you are going to get the foul. It’s not rocket science, and he is a big lad. As soon as that ball is in the air – get out, come for it.”
This will add to the criticism that the Belgian is receiving for his form in goal after he has already become a figure of ridicule for fans. He has also been used as a prime example of his manager’s atrocious record in the transfer market.