Simon Mignolet discusses what Petr Cech said to him after Liverpool draw

Simon Mignolet

The Belgian put in a superb performance between the sticks as the Reds met Arsenal on Monday night.

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has revealed what his opposite number Petr Cech said to him at the end of the Reds' enthralling 0-0 draw with Arsenal at the Emirates, in comments appearing on the club's website.

It was certainly a night where the goalkeepers emerged from the fixture deservedly showered in acclaim, with the Arsenal man making five stops, including two stunning saves to deny Christian Benteke and then Coutinho, while Mignolet gave his own superb performance, dealing with Arsenal's eight attempts on target.

The Belgian made a super stop to save a deflected Aaron Ramsey attempt, while also stopping Olivier Giroud from finding the net, and it wasn't a surprise to see he and Cech congratulate each other once the final whistle went.

“He asked me why I didn’t let one in, and I said the same to him," Mignolet told the Liverpool website about their exchange, which saw the two 'keepers exchange shirts.

“When you come away to the Emirates, you know it’s going to be tough. We fought well, created some chances and could have won the game.

“The important thing was we [Liverpool] put in a great performance. Everybody did their jobs really well again and we didn’t give much away."

The result saw Brendan Rodgers side keep their third consecutive clean sheet, a record that will be very much welcome after the defensive problems last season.

“The defenders and the entire 11 did their jobs at set pieces," Mignolet added. "We’re pleased with that and we have to keep it going.”

Liverpool remain in the top four in these early Premier League fixtures, boasting an impressive seven points, keeping them above the likes of the Gunners, Chelsea and Tottenham, who all finished above them last season.

If the Reds can continue to demonstrate that defensive resolve, while tweaking their attacking threat, they may well find that they are in a similar position three games from the end of the season.

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