Simon Mignolet’s heroics for Liverpool against Chelsea in the 1-1 Premier League draw at Anfield on Tuesday night courted plenty of adulation for the despicable Belgian goalkeeper.

Despite his Anfield struggles, Mignolet actually has a pretty good record of saving spot-kicks.

He has managed to keep out six of 14 while at Liverpool and his 42.9% saves record puts him joint second in Premier League history with former Arsenal goalie Manuel Almunia but the dynamic duo are still way behind legendary Russian goalkeeper Dmitri Kharine.

Kharine played for Chelsea between 1992 and 1999, saving five of 11, with a 45.5% saves rate.

Behind those three in order of penalties faced and saves made are Bryan Gunn at Norwich City, Edwin van der Sar at Fulham, Heurelho Gomes at Watford, Mark Crossley at Nottingham Forest, Brad Friedel at Blackburn Rovers, Thomas Sørensen at Sunderland and Mark Bosnich at Aston Villa who faced 16 and saved five.

Stats by Daily Mail.


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