Somehow, Simon Mignolet isn’t feeling the pressure after Liverpool signed Loris Karius.
The Belgian is set to receive his first start of the season against Arsenal since Karius broke his hand during pre-season.
However, most people believe that when Karius returns from injury in October then he will automatically be handed the no. 1 position. Mignolet clearly disagrees:
“In the end, it’s all down to you,” he told Liverpoolfc.com.
“You have to keep your head down, work hard and make sure you put in the performances yourself. You don’t look over your shoulder to anybody else.
“It’s about making sure you put in your own best possible performance every day on the training pitch and on a matchday.
“The dynamic [between the goalkeepers] is really good. Alex is obviously brilliant with his experience, to give knowledge to us. Loris unfortunately got injured.
“We get on really well and we’re working really well together with the goalkeeping coach. We have had a few young guys up as well to help us out. The goalies’ union is there and is strong.”
In his fourth season with Liverpool, Mignolet believes past experiences can help the team achieve success this season:
“Liverpool has a history of winning trophies and playing in Europe. That’s where we have to be again and we’ll try to do that.
“I think the fact that we’re not in Europe this year will get us in a better position for the Premier League games, like it did in the year I arrived when we finished second. That’s a good thing.
“With the cups, last year we played in a final. Let’s hope this year we can win one.”