Mignolet on surprise free kick, PK heroics in Liverpool-Chelsea draw


Simon Mignolet used the proverbial egg on his face and made a five-star omelette.

The Liverpool goalkeeper was caught off-guard by David Luiz‘s outstanding free kick in the first half of Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Anfield.

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“I didn’t hear the whistle and he hit it early,” Mignolet said. “It is a difficult feeling. He hit it well but I’m disappointed.”

But he more than made amends with an outstanding stop on Diego Costa‘s late penalty kick.

“I’m happy that I could make the save. But the feeling is we’re disappointed not to take three points. If we feel like that against Chelsea who are leading and scoring a lot of goals then it shows how hungry we are. I think we deserved three points.”

Mignolet got his arm down in a hurry to make the save on Costa, one that would’ve upped the already-high probability of the Blues winning the league. Big save from the Belgian backstop.