Mignolet Understands Why His Is Behind ‘Really Special’ Alisson
Liverpool back up goalkeeper Simon Mignolet says he understands why is he deputy to current Reds’ first choice Alisson Becker. The Brazilian came to Anfield in the summer from Roma and Mignolet has yet to start a league game for the Reds since his signing.
Mignolet, who joined Liverpool in 2011, told the Liverpool website that this is the stiffest competition he has faced since joining the club from Sunderland.
“I’m behind Alisson, who is a really good goalkeeper - probably within the best five goalkeepers in the world, if not the best - and you can accept and understand it.
“We try to work hard and we get along really well as well, the both of us. I can learn from him, he can learn from me and we just try to work as hard as we can.
“Not only between the goalkeepers, but I also know that I have to be ready for if anything happens or the team needs me, and therefore I have to be working hard on a daily basis for when the chance comes along or I get called upon.
“It’s not easy, mentally especially, but I try to keep the focus as best as I can. That’s the only thing I can do really.”