Emre Can praises Liverpool team-mate Simon Mignolet for upturn in form

Simon Mignolet

The Belgian was under fire until recently, but is currently in good form for the club.

It has been a tough season for Simon Mignolet at Liverpool. The Belgian seemed to suffer from a crisis of confidence earlier in the season as he continually made mistakes between the sticks for Liverpool. With that in mind he was pulled from the Liverpool first-team by Brendan Rodgers in order to take the spotlight off him for a while.

However, when his replacement Brad Jones picked up an injury, Mignolet was recalled. Since then he has looked to be getting back to his best for the club.

In the games against both Everton and Tottenham Hotspur, Mignolet has made excellent saves to keep Liverpool on top of and he is now starting to prove his worth to his manager, fans and fellow players.

One player who enjoys having Mignolet behind him is Emre Can. The central midfielder has been converted into a centre-back in recent times. Rodgers is now playing with a back-three at Liverpool and a ball-playing midfielder is necessary in that equation.

For Can, however, a midfielder turned defender, having a keeper he feels confident in is certainly a boost. He told the official Liverpool website about Mignolet's current form: "In the last game against Tottenham, Simon made an incredible save and that kept us in the game.

"We went on to score [and win], so we've got a lot to thank him for. In the games before that, he was outstanding. That gives us confidence at the back. He is doing a great job."

Certainly a swift change given the position Mignolet found himself in two months ago. Liverpool fans will be hoping he keeps it up.

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