Liverpool nuumber one Simon Mignolet has described that the heavy criticism he and his teammates have been getting is simply because they are a part of a major club like Liverpool.
Jurgen Klopp’s side has been facing extreme situations this season as the Merseyside club have just won four times in their last ten games and as of now conceded 24 goals in all rivalries.
In his rule for around two years, Klopp has formed Liverpool into one of the best-attacking teams but has regularly been scrutinised over his inability to tackle defensive issues. His team’s defensive troubles also came at the blank point range against match Tottenham Hotspur two weeks prior at Wembley when they lost 4-1 against the London side where mainly Mignolet and Lovren were at fault.
The Belgian goalkeeper Mignolet has been facing the stick off the fans for the last couple of years for his inconsistent display in front of goal and faced a great deal of criticism for the absence of solidness in the defense.
There were also calls for Mignolet to be sold or dropped for the rest of the season among the fans, but following an improved display in the defense with a 3-0 win over Huddersfield on Saturday the Belgian stopper has dismissed all the negative response and suggested that such review comes simply because they are playing for a club of Liverpool’s stature.
He said after the 3-0 victory over Huddersfield: “You know when you play a good game and you know when you play a bad game.
“Normally we play midweek which wasn’t the case this week so that didn’t help because then a lot gets written and a lot gets said. You can only put it behind you with a good performance.
“Everyone deals with criticism in a different way. Some guys read it, some guys don’t really listen to it, some guys try to stay away from it, some guys get angry about it.
“It is just about staying calm, not getting carried away with what is said because that is part and parcel of playing for Liverpool. You have to deal with it as it’s not going to change.
“It is about making sure you get the right reaction. Everyone wanted to respond in a good way with a good performance.
“That’s what we did and that is why we can be proud of it. We did a good job. We won at home and that is something we need to do on a consistent basis.
“We are happy with that. We can move on and look forward to the Champions League in midweek.”
Liverpool will come back to Champions League action on Wednesday when they will confront Slovakian side Maribor and a win against the bottom-placed team in the team could raise their prospects of achieving the last 16 with two games remaining.