Does anyone seriously think he should be starting? Give me an out of form Mignolet every week ahead of this semi-pro.
Overall he's a poorer keeper no doubt about it,especially when it comes to shot stopping, but there are some aspects of the game he is better at that we can use right now.
Firstly, he is better at coming off his line which makes a big difference to the rest of the team as the backline can be pushed 10-20 yards further up and it makes us less vulnerable to crosses.
Secondly he is much better with the ball at his feet which means that we don't go into ful-blown panic mode as soon as the oppo do the obvious thing and press our centre-backs - he has the ability to knock it long over their heads and find our own players who are now in space in the centre of the pitch.
Thirdly. his distribution is quicker and more accurate. At the moment we only really have Markovic and Sterling with any acceleration in the team but that ability will become crucial for starting fast counter attacks when the oppo are strung out across the pitch and we have Moreno, Manquillo and Sturridge legging it down the pitch., Suddenly, Stevie and Coutinho's passing options become much more dangerous in an exponential fashion.
I think Mig's time with us is done - i remain baffled as to why we signed him in the first place given that his style i salmost the opposite of what we needed. Stick him in a team that plays with a low block and that tracks runners from the midfield - like Chelsea - then all he has to do is concentrate on saving long shots which leaves him looking like a hero match after match.