Simon Mignolet reached a significant milestone during Liverpool’s victory over Middlesbrough. The Belgian was recalled into the starting eleven after Loris Karius’ recent poor form.
Karius was widely criticised for two errors during his side’s 4-3 defeat to Bournemouth two weeks ago. Klopp decided to persist with the German as the Reds faced West Ham – but his faith was not repaid.
The 23-year-old, who was named in last season’s Bundesliga team of the year, was again at fault for two goals. His starting position was called into question as Dimitri Payet fired home a free-kick. He then failed to claim Jordan Henderson’s headed and instead allowed Michail Antonio to latch onto the end of it and have a simple finish.
It appears as though enough was enough for Klopp, as Mignolet replaced Karius in Liverpool’s starting eleven for their visit to Middlesbrough this evening.
Mignolet kept a clean-sheet this evening, and as the official Liverpool twitter account revealed – it was his 50th since moving to Anfield from Sunderland in the summer of 2013.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) December 14, 2016