Simon Mignolet tells local media he remains focussed despite speculation over goalkeeper spot

Mignolet has been a man under pressure this season, and there have been rumours suggesting the Reds will sign another stopper.

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet is concentrating on what he can bring to the team amid rumours that the Reds are looking for a new goalkeeper according to an interview he gave with the Liverpool Echo.

Mignolet has been under the spotlight a lot this season as Liverpool look to tighten up at the back, and kept a rare clean sheet in Liverpool's 1-0 win over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Saturday lunchtime.

The Reds have been strongly linked with a move for Fiorentina's Norberto Neto in the Daily Mirror this morning, with the newspaper reporting he could move to Merseyside for a £2 million fee during this transfer window.

The Belgian told the Liverpool Echo: “I just have to do my thing. I need to keep working hard in training and show what I can do on the pitch. I’m not thinking about anything other than my own job and trying to win games together with the team. That’s only thing I have to do.

“The clean sheet was for the whole team, not just about the goalkeeper. Everybody did their jobs really well against Sunderland and we need to keep playing this way.”

Mignolet had a spell out of the side which manager Brendan Rodgers called 'indefinite' with Brad Jones replacing him in goal against Manchester United, Bournemouth and Arsenal before picking up a thigh injury in the Boxing Day win over Burnley.

The Belgian came off the bench and kept a clean sheet there, with the win over Sunderland has been the only one since. There are still issues that need to be addressed for Mignolet, notably when collecting crosses and communication with his defence, while his role in starting counter-attacks seems to be an issue among the club's fans.

This could be a key spell in Mignolet's Anfield career. A new goalkeeper appears to be on the agenda either now or in the summer. Liverpool have just faced a side that struggles to score goals in Sunderland, and face Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday, the league's lowest scoring side.

Back-to-back clean sheets for the first time since his first three Premier League games at the club could be a big confidence builder for Mignolet

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