​Former Liverpool defender Stephane Henchoz has slammed current goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, and declared he is far from good enough for the Reds.

The 27-year-old Belgium international has long been a scapegoat for Liverpool fans, and has given his critics reason to slam him after a series of high profile errors, nearly all of which being very costly for the Merseyside club.

The latest incident came in the 3-3 draw against Arsenal, where Olivier Giroud beat the former Sunderland stopper remarkably easily at his near post, putting the Gunners level at 2-2 for that moment in time.

There is also news that Mignolet has agreed a new five-and-a-half year deal at Anfield, with his weekly salary also getting a huge raise and will be around the £80k-per-week region, which has angered some Liverpool fans.


Henchoz, now 41, was a key player for Liverpool n the early 2000's and won numerous trophies with the club, including the League Cup twice, the FA Cup, the UEFA Cup, the UEFA Super Cup, and the Charity Shield.

Speaking to TalkSport as reported by the ​Daily Express, the Liverpool icon didn't mince his words when it came to his opinion on the goalkeeper, as he ruthlessly claimed that he simply wasn't good enough for a club like the one he used to represent.

“He’s good on his line but when he has to come out and deal with crosses or corners he is not good enough," Henchoz told the radio station in the aftermath of the 3-3 draw with table toppers Arsenal.

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Henchoz was also less than complimentary about Premier League surprise package Leicester City, and believes it is only a matter of time until the Foxes fall down the table and Liverpool take their place in the top five positions.

“Come the end of the season I expect the top teams in the top 5 positions," Henchoz said. “I’m not sure Leicester will finish in the top five or six.”