Mignolet will listen to criticism of his performances


Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet's comments suggest that he will listen to criticism from Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher.

Simon Mignolet has revealed that he will listen to constructive advice and try to improve as a result of it.

Ironically, the Liverpool stopper was questioned by the press on the increasing pressure he was facing only hours before he came under criticism from Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher on Monday Night Football on Sky Sports.

The pair had an in-depth discussion about his positioning and Neville even felt that he should have saved Phil Jagielka's screamer for Everton in the derby. 

It was a harsh critique from his performances, but Mignolet's comments suggest that he will try and take it on board - even if he won't be too badly affected by it. 

“I know if someone says you can improve on this or that I will always listen to that and make sure I can improve," he said to the Mirror.

“The only pressure is what you put yourself under."

"What is pressure? Pressure is what is happening in Iraq at the moment when there is a war. That is pressure."

“We are all football players and we are here to do our best."

"You want to work hard in training and we will see what happens at a weekend."

"I can only do my best, work hard, be positive and confident and I believe in myself. That is the only thing I can do.”

Mignolet's performances in the Liverpool goal have been questionable of late, and there is a feeling that he will be in need of an upgrade if the Reds do want to claim the title.

The Belgian is a decent stopper, but he is not at the very top level and rumours that Victor Valdes could join Anfield have surfaced as a result.

The Spanish custodian is still a free agent after being released by Barcelona and he has been strongly linked with a move.

Whether he will join our not remains to be seen, though, and until then Mignolet is almost certain to continue as number one in between the sticks.

There is little competition for the goalkeeping place at the Merseyside club and Mignolet will be determined to prove Brendan Rodgers was correct to put his faith in him, whilst proving his critics wrong, in the coming months. 

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