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Watch: Simon Mignolet Hits ‘Peak Mignolet’ As Hull Take The Lead Against Liverpool

Hull’s mini-revival looks set to add to Liverpool’s recent woes as they have taken the lead at the KCOM Stadium.

Despite having Sadio Mané back from the start, Jurgen Klopp’s visitors have been as pedestrian as they have been since the turn of the year, dominating possession but with precious little to show for it.

Hull, for their part, have looked in good form since Marco Silva replaced Mike Phelan in early January – winning just once in the league but earning an EFL Cup win and league draw against Manchester United in the space of a week.

They lead against Liverpool at half time, but heads will be in hands at the role of visiting goalkeeper Simon Mignolet in the lead-up to debutant Alfred N’Diaye’s opener:

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The Liverpool defence failed to adequately deal with a corner into the box, and when Mignolet flapped at the slightest bit of pressure from Andrea Ranocchia, N’Diaye was on hand to tap home into the net.

In truth, the game had been something of a damp squib, so if nothing else it might shock Liverpool into life. However, after a slight upturn in form against Chelsea in midweek, Klopp and his side are staring down the barrel of just one win in ten games in all competitions, and another potential defeat against a side battling to stay in the Premier League.

Mignolet

Social media, as one can imagine, wasn’t exactly going easy on Mignolet for his part in the deadlock being broken.

At the time of writing, Hull remain 1-0 up.

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