Simon Mignolet vs Pepe Reina: 2012/13 Video & Statistic Comparison

As Liverpool look set to reach an agreement with Sunderland over the transfer of goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, Pepe Reina‘s future on Merseyside looks increasingly bleak.


In the table below, we look at the comparisons between what could be the Reds’ future first team ‘keeper, against our current one.

Of course, statistics don’t tell the full story, and Sunderland had a turbulent season trying to avoid relegation, which they successfully did – just.

Are Liverpool getting an upgrade in signing Mignolet? Let us know what you think in the comments below, or on Twitter @thisisanfield.

Simon Mignolet Pepe Reina
38Games started31
3420Minutes played2790
11Clean sheets14
54Goals conceded34
149Total saves73
73%Ground 50-50s Won91%
75%Aerial 50-50s Won86%
42%Pass completion71%
2 (2 goals)Individual Errors6 (4 goals)
96%Claim Success89%
Stats via EPL Index and Squawka.

The most interesting stat here is perhaps Mignolet’s low pass completion rate – but this perhaps could be attributed to the tactics his manger, Martin O’Neill for the majority of the season, employed. 11 clean sheets in a team fighting relegation is impressive.

Reina made six errors resulting in goals, while Mignolet made two, both occasions leading to goals conceded.

Simon Mignolet

Pepe Reina

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