Signing a Cech for Success and Mignolet's Costly Overdraft

Signing a Cech for Success and Mignolet's Costly Overdraft

Being a goalkeeper is hard. When you concede goals you're criticised and when you keep clean sheets, it’s usually the centre-backs who earn all the praise. But when you're competing at the top, having a good goalkeeper can make all the difference. When Arsenal signed Petr Cech from Chelsea in the summer, many regarded it as one of the best pre-season transfers. For over ten years at the Blues, he was regarded as one of the world’s best and he …
Liverpool 1 Stoke 0 | Stats in a formation Info-graphic!

Liverpool 1 Stoke 0 | Stats in a formation Info-graphic!

Liverpool finally won on the opening day of the Premier League season, after going five years without winning, by nudging out Stoke in an edgy affair. Although Liverpool were dominant throughout the game the team looked very nervous as the game got closer to the 90 minute mark. Stoke began to attack and Asmir Begovic made ten excellent saves to keep Stoke in the game. With a few minutes to go Daniel Agger handled the ball in the box and …
Simon Mignolet signs for Liverpool FC | Mignolet Stats

Simon Mignolet signs for Liverpool FC | Mignolet Stats

Liverpool Football Club have confirmed the signing of Simon Mignolet from Sunderland. The Liverpool Echo had earlier reported that Mignolet would cost Liverpool an initial £9m with a further £1m in performance related bonuses. Mignolet joins after an excellent 12/13 season in which he saved 73% of shots on target faced, 68% of shots faced from within the box and 45% of clear-cut chances conceded by Sunderland. All of these figures were better than Liverpool's current number one keeper Pepe …
Reina vs Mignolet | How good is Mignolet? | Stats Comparison

Reina vs Mignolet | How good is Mignolet? | Stats Comparison

Out with the old in with the new, it seems at Liverpool FC. Sunderland's Belgian goalkeeper Simon Mignolet looks to be Liverpool's new number 1, with Jose Manuel Reina looking elsewhere - with FC Barcelona and Arsenal as possible suitors. But, what exactly are Liverpool getting themselves in the 24-year old Belgian goalkeeper? Well, to begin, Mignolet, for the past two seasons, has triumphed over Reina in some areas. In terms of big chances faced and saved in the last …