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Schwarzer blasts fellow ex-players attacking Liverpool keeper Mignolet: Their whipping boy

Former Chelsea and Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer has jumped to the defence of Simon Mignolet.

Schwarzer feels the Liverpool keeper has been unfairly portrayed by his critics.

He wrote for the Daily Mail: "I have found that if one person says something about a keeper, the others tend to agree rather than challenge. The tendency is to go with the opinion on the table rather than form their own.

"Liverpool's Simon Mignolet has been this season's whipping boy. He has made mistakes — just as I did numerous times during my 22-year career. But a lot of the time he is unfairly criticised.

"People do not recognise when he plays well because it does not fit the story. When Liverpool were very close to winning the league in 2013-14, Mignolet was a key man. Now people are jumping on the bandwagon and, instead of analysing the goals that Liverpool concede, the stock comment is that they will never win the title because he is not good enough.

"That is unfair. You expect it from people on social media, but not former players."

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