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Peter Schmeichel: 'Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet is potentially very good'

Ex-Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel praises Liverpool's Simon Mignolet, but questions his decision-making.

Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel has described Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet as "potentially very good", but has questioned his decision-making.

The Belgium international has faced criticism throughout his entire four-year career at Anfield so far, but Loris Karius has failed to dislodge his teammate from the number one spot.

The Reds have kept just three clean sheets in eight Premier League matches, the most recent of which was a goalless draw with arch rivals United.

"I think he is potentially very good," Schmeichel said on Sky Sports' Monday Night Football show. "He has had a really good season. Against Leicester he dropped the ball, but that is the only mistake he has made.

"My problem for Simon has been that his decision-making at times has not been very good, and sometimes I feel he is a goalkeeper that, with the insecurity and criticism he is facing, he wants to show everyone that he is a good goalkeeper.

"It looks like he has calmed down a little bit and Jurgen Klopp has told him 'you're my number one, go and play as a number one' and he is now doing the job that he needs to do."

Liverpool have earned just one victory in their last eight games in all competitions.

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Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius in action for his side during their Champions League Group E clash with Sevilla at Anfield on September 13, 2017
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City86202131820
2Chelsea86201851320
3Liverpool86201531220
4Arsenal86021910918
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs8602157818
6Bournemouth85121612416
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves843196315
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd84131314-113
9Watford84131112-113
10Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
11Everton83321312112
12Burnley82241012-28
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224913-48
14Crystal Palace821559-47
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8215813-57
16Southampton8125614-85
17Fulham8125921-125
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield8035417-133
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8026613-72
20Cardiff CityCardiff8026417-132

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