Liverpool manager counts on unlikely hero to save his job

You know things are rosy when the press is lining up managers to replace you, you’ve drawn at home to a team from a town whose entire population could fit into your stadium with thousands of seats to spare, and then you have an away trip to your city rivals.

That was the prospect facing Brendan Rodgers this week, a trip to Goodison Park in the midst of a crisis. The fixtures aren’t kind, but that’s when you learn about your players. Rodgers will be hoping to learn that his players actually care if he keeps his job.

Step forward Daniel Sturridge? No. Danny Ings? Sort of. James Milner? Even more surprising than that!

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Step forward Simon Mignolet! The Belgian stopper, partly to blame for Sion’s equaliser on Thursday night, has redeemed himself to the Liverpool faithful with some great saves in a great first half performance at Goodison Park.

His two stunning stops came with the score at 0-0, keeping Everton at bay and giving Liverpool the platform to build on. They finally got a goal of their own through Danny Ings, but Mignolet’s saves allowed him to do it.

They would concede right at the end of the half, but Liverpool are still very much in it thanks to Mignolet – not a phrase I thought i’d be typing today!

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