Not fussed on this ratio stuff, surely it's better to take each shot as they come. Some shots on target are harder to save than others (obviously).
Anyway didn't see any go past him that any other keeper would have saved so he (for me anyway) avoids the knives.
That's the thing that people don't seem to get about that goals / shots saved ratio. It doesn't take into account the quality of the shots. Before the City game, we had allowed the fewest shots (on target) in the entire league, a stat where we were very highly ranked last season too.
Ask anyone on this forum, what's our main weakness and from what do we concede most goals: set pieces, crosses and defending the 2nd ball. We concede tons of goals from close range due to lost duels, bad clearances, bad communication... Of course it's harder for him to save all these close range shots than it is to save the long range ones. It's like people think that every goal we concede, is 'saveable' at this point.
The City game is a perfect example of that. How many of the goals were from close range? 4 out of 5. None were really saveable and I don't think he's at fault for any of them. The 5th was a world class goal that no other goalkeeper saves. I also saw people talking down the big saves he did make, ridiculous, as they were really good saves and if any other goalkeeper would have made them, they'd be worldclass saves.
He's an average goalkeeper, no more, no less and certainly not the worst in the league. Put him in any midtable or below that side and his shots / saves ratio skyrockets again because he'll be facing a lot more shots and with that, a lot more shots of bad quality.
I don't agree with that fact that Mignolet's distribution is the main cause of the goal. There's tons of things that go wrong after that:
1. Mane doesn't challenge for the ball and just stands there
2. Henderson steps out and makes a poor header (one Klavan should be dealing with)
3. Wijnaldum is pushed and loses his duel
4. Can is walking and doesn't cover Henderson's position in the middle after he made the header
5. Our CB's are way too far apart leaving a gap for Aguero to run in
Everyone other than Firmino, Salah, Moreno and Trent is at fault for that goal.