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This Liverpool Back Up Defensive Ace’s Words Should Really Comfort Klopp Heading Into The Final Matches

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Abhinab Ghosh
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In a recent interview with Voetbal Niuews (translated by Goal.com), Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet provided an update on his future at Anfield and said, “Of course I want to play, but my job is to support the team and my future is not important right now.

“I hope to help Liverpool win prizes, that’s the most important thing and we’ll see about the rest.”

The Belgian international also went on to add (via Goal.com), “As a whole, this is the strongest team I’ve ever experienced at Liverpool.

“At the back we are very stable with Virgil van Dijk and in the front you have three goalscorers with Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino. The latter is also very strong in defending, a very complete attacker.

“We have a strong team, we are very strong across the board and in the past we also had a strong team with, among others, Steven Gerrard, Phillipe Coutinho and Luis Suarez, but then we were perhaps lacking a little width.

“It’s been 29 years since Liverpool won the title once again and the fans obviously want that very much. As a group of players, we want to win everything: the Champions League and the Premier League.”

Mignolet Is Not Ready To Give Up On His Liverpool Career Just Yet

Mignolet’s recent words will be quite encouraging for Jurgen Klopp as his second-choice keeper is in the right frame of mind heading into the business end of this campaign. The Belgian goalie has mostly been a frustrated figure at the Merseyside club this season, having made only two appearances for them in the domestic cup competitions. 

However, he is still committed to the Liverpool cause and is looking forward to securing some major trophies with the Reds in the coming months. Thus, Mignolet deserves a lot of credit for still trying his best to make an impact at Anfield. 

Mignolet’s Positive Attitude: Good News For Klopp?

Football can be a very unpredictable game where injuries and suspensions can keep key players out of action. Hence, having a reliable back-up to Alisson Becker, who has been sensational for the Reds of Merseyside since his move from AS Roma last summer, would be a positive bit of news for Klopp and his quest to end Liverpool’s 29-year wait for a league title.

Even though Mignolet is not better than Alisson at the moment, the Belgian deserves a lot of praise for not giving up on his Anfield career. He could still end up playing an integral part for the Reds if the opportunity presents itself during the remainder of this campaign.

All in all, the 31-year-old’s recent words reveal that there is a feeling of unity among the players and the staff at the red half of Merseyside these days so Klopp should be proud of the work he has done over the past few years. 

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