Liverpool morning news, Mignolet confident he'll improve with Reds in market for new keeper

Simon Mignolet

A selection of the latest stories involving Liverpool Football Club this Monday morning.

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has said he has learned a lot from being dropped from the side by manager Brendan Rodgers after he returned to the side during the 1-0 win over Burnley on Boxing Day.

Brad Jones took the place of the under-fire Belgian stopper in order to relieve some of the pressure on him for an 'indefinite' period of time but had to substituted during the victory at Turf Moor because of a thigh injury.

Mignolet said talks with Rodgers and goalkeeping coach John Achterberg helped him, saying: “Sometimes like the manager said you can reflect on certain things when you are out of the team because during the busy periods we have had you maybe don’t get a chance to look at things when you are playing all the time.

“I know what I have to work on and if you are a 26-year-old goalkeeper everything in your game can still be improved. I will be working hard every day and looking forward to the next game.”

Despite these comments, the Liverpool Echo have reported the Reds are still in the market for another goalkeeper during the January transfer window, meaning Mignolet's long-term future is still in doubt.

Mignolet will start against Swansea City at Anfield tonight, with the Reds looking to go level on points with their opponents, and go within five points of the top four places, but Swans defender Neil Taylor is confident they can leave Anfield with something to show for their efforts.

He's quoted in the Daily Mirror, saying: “They are always tough to play at Anfield, but maybe against Liverpool when you go there now you feel you will get chances and will have the opportunity to get something.

“We know a good start would quieten the crowd down and get them on Liverpool’s backs with all the pressure they are under we can get a result.”

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