Simon Mignolet believes Liverpool are showing the right character to qualify for next seasons Champions League, as they prepare for a showdown with Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday.
The Belgian has enjoyed an amazing turnaround at Anfield, having been dropped ‘indefinitley’ back in December.
His exile only lasted two matches, as Brad Jones suffered a thigh injury on Boxing Day. In the time since Mignolet has returned, Liverpool have won 10 of their 12 Premier League matches, with the former Sunderland man equalling a club record of six consecutive clean sheets away from home.
He was outstanding once again last night as the Reds picked up a vital 1-0 win at Swansea, producing two crucial saves in the first half.
“We showed the character and resilience during the game that you need if you’re going to be successful,” Mignolet said. “This was our sixth successive clean sheet away from home and we have to keep that going until the end of the season.
“You keep those clean sheets as a whole team. Everyone is playing together, doing their job and willing to fight for each other.”
“This win sets up the next game and that’s a big game of course (Manchester United),” Mignolet said. “But we don’t have to make too much of it, there’s three points there and we have to try to do our best to get the win at home.
“We just have to look at our own performances, there’s no point in looking at the other teams, and keep doing what we’ve been doing in the last few months.
“We’ve still got all the big teams to play, but the important thing is we don’t look too forward ahead of ourselves.”