Liverpool and their fans can breathe a sigh of relief tonight after they defeated Leicester City 3-2 at the King Power stadium after a run of four games without a win.
Liverpool started the game brightly and were rewarded after 15 minutes when Coutinho provided a beautiful cross on the left wing for Mohamed Salah to head home from a tight angle. Things got better for Liverpool eight minutes later when Coutinho reminded everyone what he was capable of as he curled home a stunning free kick from 30 yards that put the Reds in the driving seat.
However, just before half time Shinji Okazaki scored from a corner thanks to a mistake from Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.
Jordan Henderson put Liverpool 3-1 up after 68 minutes but the two goal lead barely even lasted a minute when Jamie Vardy was first to react to an extremely poor parry from Mignolet and the English striker headed home from close range to make it 3-2.
As if the Belgian goalkeeper's relationship with Liverpool fans couldn't get any worse, he clattered into Vardy in the box five minutes later, giving away a penalty. Luckily for Liverpool they appear to have a penalty saving specialist, as he saved Vardy's attempt from the spot.
Simon Mignolet has now saved 7 penalties in the Premier League since signing for Liverpool - two more than any other keeper in that time pic.twitter.com/2sGdcBvczC
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) September 23, 2017
The Belgian drove the Liverpool fan's despair during the match tonight:
Simon Mignolet made me £600 with that penalty save. Everything bad I've ever said about him is hereby null and void.
— Andrew Bennie (@ScottishRanger) September 23, 2017
— OxDa🐐 (@OxDaGoat) September 23, 2017
Honestly simon mignolet makes it hard for me to like him sometimes, can do something so stupid then saves a spotkick
— Adam Guthrie (@PapaGuthrie) September 23, 2017
@SMignolet worst goalkeeper in the league. Fact.
— Nathan (@NathanCa2508) September 23, 2017
I will never ever understand Simon Mignolet. He really is one of a kind.
— Caoimhín (@haIf_space) September 23, 2017
Simon Mignolet the absolute legend, watch him concede an OG in 5 mins time
— AllezTheReds (@AllezTheReds) September 23, 2017
— Darren Lynch (@daszer82) September 23, 2017
Can you blame them? A rollercoaster of emotions.