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

on 15.06.2013

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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  1. Mignolet stats looks good for a player which was scrapping relegation, good replacement for reina if he goes. But it all depends on valdes if he leaves barca which atm seems unlikely after saying he going to stay another year…

  2. The 50-50s seem to be concerning though. But overall he is an upgrade over the Reina we’ve endured for the past 2 seasons.

  3. Why are you all falling for our trashy UK media lies? We maybe looking at Mignolet but not as a replacement for Reina but as his number 2. Have you all forgotten that we lost Doni a few months ago, Galatsci has left and Jones to put it bluntly is shite. So in effect we need 3 keepers and the money to buy them.

    • Why would Mignolet – who is looking to make himself Belgium’s number one goalkeeper in time for next year’s World Cup and costs close to £10million – be second choice? Wake up.

  4. The Total saves is an interesting stat. It shows Mignolet was overworked with a crap defense in front of him. To me it looks like Reina lost his cat like speed and is sluggish in his older years. Mignolet is young and quick at getting into corners so he’s an improvement in my book. Rather have both of them though.

  5. Reina has flirted with Barcelona this year, and Valdes is out of contract next summer. There are also rumours about Valdes going to Monaco this summer. Getting in Mignolet makes sense, if Reina goes then we have already bought his replacement and if not, he is very likely to go next summer and Mignolet has a year to settle in and play in all the cup games. He knows he will be number one within a year, so its a good step up for him. As for the World Cup, he is not going to become number one for Belgium while he plays for Sunderland so he may as well move.

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