5. Simon Mignolet
This is about unlikely as it comes but he deserves his place on this list. Two world-class saves against Stoke and a stellar clean sheet performance against West Brom have earned him his place. Over the last two weeks he has been the difference between two disappointing draws and two hard-fought wins. That is 4 points he has gained his team.
Summer signing Loris Karius was brought in by Klopp to replace the Belgian international. Unfortunately Karius is not as good at goalkeeping as he is at looking handsome on Instagram. A horrible error in the 4-3 comeback loss to Bournemouth was the final straw. Since then Mignolet has grabbed his opportunity to regain his place.
He has always been a fine shot stopper but has been prone to dips in confidence and poor positioning at corners. In his most current stint these flaws seem absent. His confidence after making match saving stops is sky-high. Having Matip and Lovren in front of him certainly helps. Their organization skills take pressure off of him to be vocal. This allows him to concentrate on the one thing he is excellent at; saving goal bound shots.
Here is the video of his super scrambling save to deny Berahino against Stoke:
With rumors of Liverpool looking at Joe Hart as a potential signing Simon Mignolet will want to put more highlight reels like this together to keep his spot next season as Liverpool’s number one.