Simon Mignolet praises good team spirit at Liverpool as they start to demonstrate character

Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson and Simon Mignolet

The FA Cup win over Crystal Palace saw Liverpool rest a few demons at Selhurst Park by coming from behind to progress to the quarter-finals of the competition.

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet praised the side's team spirit after they came from behind to progress to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup with a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace.

In an interview with the Liverpool website following their win, Mignolet spoke highly of the atmosphere in the Reds' dressing room.

He said: "Everybody is fighting for each other and doing their jobs individually. It's always nice to get a victory as a team, that's what you want.

"The spirit is high and we have to build on that and keep doing the things we're doing at the moment. There's another game and we have to look forward to that one.

"We started the game slowly and went behind, but everybody showed a lot of character to fight back and we got through to the next round.

"That's what we wanted, that's why we came here. We have to build on that. Everybody is pleased in the dressing room.

"If you compare the last time we came here and today's game, we are very pleased with the victory and that we are still in the FA Cup."

The difference between the side that lost 3-1 at Selhurst Park in November compared to the side at the weekend was like night and day as Liverpool have turned their fortunes around.

Mignolet himself has experienced an upturn in form and put in another solid performance in goal as the Eagles bombarded the Reds penalty area with high balls and crosses. It has been a weakness of the Belgian's game but he has shown a significant improvement in recent weeks.

In terms of the side's character, if the Liverpool of earlier on in the season had gone behind in the same way they did on Saturday, the chances are they would have folded. Not now, however. Their response was good as they took control of the game and peppered Julian Speroni's goal on several occasions, before turning their game in their favour in the second half.

Brendan Rodgers has spoken on several occasions about the side having character, but there have been times when you could question whether the Reds' boss really knew the meaning of the word given the side's apparent soft underbelly during the opening months of the campaign.

With know-how and ability to come from behind in both the fourth and fifth round of the competition, they have demonstrated they no longer throw the towel in.

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