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'Bang, bang... and see if he wants to come back' - Carragher's advice for Liverpool keeper Mignolet

The former Reds defender says the Belgian stopper needs to be more ‘streetwise’.

Carragher on last night's MNF.
Carragher on last night's MNF.
Image: Sky Sports

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL were discussing the topic of Liverpool conceding from set-pieces last night.

The chat looked at how Reds goalkeeper Simon Mignolet was put under pressure by Leicester City’s Shinji Okazaki in Sunday’s 3-2 win away from home.

Ex-Pool captain Jamie Carragher then gave some advice to the Belgian stopper, suggesting he needs to be more “streetwise” by giving opponents a smack of his arm when defending corners and free-kicks.

“For a start, I’m no goalkeeping expert,” Carragher said. “But if I was that big, I wouldn’t be letting a smaller than me get hold of my left arm. My arm would be up there and I know he’s trying to put me off so I’m talking about being streetwise.

Yes, it’s a foul — it should be a free-kick. But the chances of the referee seeing it through a lot of bodies… you’re a goalkeeper.

“What I’m saying is, Okazaki’s there and he’s trying to put me off. I’m not talking about elbowing him or punching him. He’s two or three inches away so he’d just be getting that. Bang, bang… and see if he wants to come back. Liven up, be more streetwise.”

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