Simon Mignolet backs Liverpool to start scoring again

Simon Mignolet

The Belgian keeper is hoping for positive results in their next three continental games to reach the latter stages of the Europa League.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has backed the side to start scoring goals again.

Thursday evening saw the side draw 1-1 with Rubin Kazan in the Europa League, with them struggling to create many clear-cut goal scoring chances, despite their opponents being down to 10 men.

Goals have been an issue for the side for quite some time, with them sorely missing Daniel Sturridge, while big-money summer signing Christian Benteke is only just returning to the side from injury.

Mignolet, though, has backed them to find their scoring touch again, and has instead lamented their lack of luck in front of goal in Thursday evening’s 1-1 draw.

"It's positive to go against 10 men but, sometimes in football, against 10 men is even harder," he told Liverpoolfc.com.

"Second half we created a lot, played a lot around their box, but unfortunately we didn't manage to create that one chance that would've given us the second goal. The next time I'm sure we'll score more goals than the one we got today.”

The Reds have been highly disappointing in Europe so far this season, having drawn all three of their games.

When the groups were drawn, they would have been confident of progressing, given the relatively lowly status of their three opponents in the group, but they have found the competition anything but easy so far.

There are still three games to go, though, and Mignolet is confident they can reach the latter stages by claiming positive results in their remaining games.

"There's still a lot to play for in the Europa League," he added.

"We're still second in the group, so we can look forward to the next game and hopefully we can get the three points there."

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