Mignolet’s Jekyll-and-Hyde show provokes online mirth

Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet was both hero and villain for the Reds’ as their crunch Premier League clash with Chelsea at Anfield on Tuesday ended in a 1-1 draw.

The Belgian keeper was back to his comedy best in the first half, caught out still organising his defensive wall when David Luiz took a quick free-kick to give the Londoners the lead on 24 minutes.

But in the second half he turned things around and saved Liverpool from a late defeat by diving low to push away Diego Costa’s spot-kick after the Chelsea front man went down in the box following a challenge by Joel Matip

The two sides to Mignolet’s game resulted in a flood of posts online both berating and congratulating him on another up-and-down performance.

First it was the free kick.

Still, some were convinced he wouldn’t have saved it anyway.

Then, it was time for the heroics.

The penalty save gave rise to an interesting stat!

While this tweet just about sums up the feelings of most Liverpool fans.