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GUARDIAN – Brendan Rodgers on goalkeeper alert after questioning Simon Mignolet’s feet

• ‘He knows he needs to improve with his feet and is working hard’• Liverpool manager admits he wants another goalkeeper in January• Club close to agreeing new contract with Raheem SterlingSimon Mignolet’s problems at Liverpool stem not from his hands but his feet, according to manager Brendan Rodgers, who has confirmed he wants a new goalkeeper in the January transfer window.The Liverpool goalkeeper lost his place to Brad Jones recently and only returned to the side after the Australian suffered a thigh injury against Burnley on Boxing Day. He has made an inauspicious return, struggling to control the ball at Turf Moor or to command his penalty area during Monday’s FA Cup win at AFC Wimbledon where, in fairness, he was in collision with 16-stone striker Adebayo Akinfenwa. Continue reading…

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GUARDIAN – Liverpool 2-2 Leicester City | Premier League match report

Defiance is a vital quality in a relegation battle and Leicester City had it in abundance against Liverpool. Controversially two goals down at Anfield, Nigel Pearson’s team fought back to secure a deserved point through David Nugent and Jeffrey Schlupp and deflated some of the momentum developing in Brendan Rodgers’ side.Liverpool found themselves with a comfortable half-time lead that owed little to their own performance level and almost everything to the referee, Mike Jones, who penalised and infuriated Leicester in equal measure with two penalty decisions. The first was a joke and the second was justified, prompting a furious response from the visitors’ coaching staff towards the match official as he exited at half-time. Pearson was not among them. He was first down the tunnel, having been spoken to by a police officer. Continue reading…

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