Simon Mignolet’s howler fifted Bruno Fernandes the opening goal against Liverpool

Simon Mignolet’s shocking howler allowed Bruno Fernandes’ 35-yard strike to open the scoring for Sporting CP against Liverpool.

The Reds faced the Portuguese side in the States and Fernandes, who has been under intense speculation with a move to Manchester United, found the back of the net in the fourth minute.

The Portuguese midfielder, 24, received the ball on the left-hand side and fired a 35-yard strike directly at Mignolet, who failed to catch the ball and subsequently ricocheted into the back of the net.

Liverpool bounced back in the 20th minute as Divock Origi levelled the scores before Georginio Wijnaldum put Jurgen Klopp’s men ahead before half-time.

But Fernandes would come back to haunt the reigning Champions League holders in the second half by picking out a superb pass to Wendel, who fired home an equaliser for Sporting CP.