Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has told the club’s website he feels the team have mastered their roles defensively.
Liverpool secured a 2-0 win against Burnley last night to keep the pressure up in the race for a top four place and Mignolet feels the side is defensively secure at the moment.
“I think we defended really well. We were very organised and we didn't give too many things away,” said the Belgian.
“We picked the players up on set-pieces. We're doing our jobs at the moment and we have to keep that going until the end of the season.”
The comments are encouraging for two main reasons relating to the team and the confidence of the Belgian.
Mingolet has been criticised at times this season for a lack of command and organisation in relation to the defence.
However, he’s playing well and communicating effectively with the back four, which is making them look like a much more difficult unit to break through.
He’s also taking more responsibility and seems to be doing his bit in terms of coming out to try and take the pressure away from the back four.
Every player seems to know his role in Liverpool’s defence at the moment and credit for that also has to go to the manager and the other leaders in the back four.
Liverpool have a great chance to retain their top four place for a second season in a row and they should benefit over the rest of the season playing once per week, which helps maintain the confidence of key players and the freshness of the squad.