Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet willing to risk red card


  • Liverpool beat Stoke 3-0 in the Premier League on Wednesday evening
  • Simon Mignolet brought down Mame Diouf on the edge of the penalty area
  • The Belgium international escaped with a booking from Martin Atkinson
  • Mignolet says he had no option but to take the cynical approach

Press Association Reporter

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet admits he had to take a chance that referee Martin Atkinson would not send him off in order to keep a clean sheet at Stoke.

The Belgium international escaped with a booking, much to the frustration of the hosts, after bringing down Mame Diouf on the edge of the penalty area with a wild hack in the 3-0 victory.

Afterwards he said he had no option but to take the cynical approach, whatever the outcome.

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet applauds the fans after the victory over Stoke 

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet applauds the fans after the victory over Stoke 

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet applauds the fans after the victory over Stoke 

‘I had to bring him down really because otherwise it’s a goal and then it’s 1-1. They had a free-kick to score from but we defended that,’ he said.

‘It is a reaction and a bit of instinct at that moment in time but that…



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