Darren Randolph produced one of the finest saves you will see this year as he denied Jordan Henderson's curling effort towards goal as he acrobatically dived through the air to keep West Ham in the game. When it's all said and done, it may go down as one of the defining images of the Irish goalkeepers career.
Yet, in the post match interview with Sky Sports, Randolph was anything but elated with his save. In fact, he looked downright dejected. Such is the professional nature of the man, he refused to focus on the positive save but rather on his earlier error which resulted in a Liverpool equaliser. (Interview starts at the 30 second mark in the video below.)
It's a refreshing sight in a world where footballers are trained by public relations officers to show very little emotion in the public sphere. Whereas, the Bray native declared that he was upset with how they game materialised as they could have potentially came away from Merseyside with more than a point.
Randolph didn't mince his words when asked whether or not his world class save against Henderson redeemed his later mistake;
It don't really matter...It's one of those things that happened. We move on.
Despite Liverpool drawing level, the vast majority of West Ham supporters appear to believe that Randolph deserves to start ahead of Adrian for the Hammers.
While both Jamie Redknapp and Jamie Carragher were impressed with the character displayed by Darren Randolph to pick himself up after making such a costly mistake and produce a high quality save later in the game;
Afterwards, he said in the interview he made a mistake. But I tell you what he kept his team in it afterwards. That's the difference [between Randolph and Karius].
At least he had the ability to make that save afterwards and show some character.
I love that interview from him. I think it's brilliant. He saved his team there. He may feel like he cost them two points 'cause every keeper will drop a ball or let it go through his legs.
Amazing post-match interview from Randolph - absolutely devastated by the mistake for the equaliser
— Dan Silver (@dansilver_) December 11, 2016