Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet had very good day, says Jurgen Klopp
Last Updated: 24/09/17 12:32am
Jurgen Klopp hailed a good day for Simon Mignolet and Liverpool after the goalkeeper's penalty save earned the visitors a 3-2 win at Leicester.
Mignolet had an eventful game as he was impeded by Shinji Okazaki when the Leicester striker made it 2-1 on the stroke of half-time and also conceded a penalty before saving Jamie Vardy's subsequent spot-kick.
"As a goalkeeper if you save it you make a very good day of it," Klopp said.
Mignolet has saved seven of the 15 Premier League penalties he has faced since joining Liverpool in 2013.
"That's obviously a situation he likes, so it gives us a good feeling," Klopp added.
"The decision was not too cool, but it's not that we think it's already done - we still have a little bit of hope. He did it again and that's good."
It was the first time in four attempts that Klopp has won at Leicester as Liverpool ended a four-match winless run.
"I thought we were deserved winners, so it's a good day," Klopp said.
"I said before the game to the boys 'we are not the Harlem Globetrotters. We don't go out to try to play beautiful football. We are here for results, so we play for results'.
"I loved how we fought for it. It could've been more clear. But after a few games with no results, or not the right results, you have to fight back.
"That's what we did. And now we can build on this."