Simon Mignolet comments on the progress being made by Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp

Simon Mignolet

Mignolet feels that Liverpool are making improvements.

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has said the side are improving, but there is still a lot of progress to be made.

In an interview with the club's official website, Mignolet said the weekend's win over Chelsea, after coming from behind, was a positive as they secured their first league win under manager Jurgen Klopp, as the German is starting to get a real grip on the job he has. 

After the draw against Southampton, when Liverpool conceded a late equaliser, the Reds boss was evidently not satisfied with the response from his team, but there was more belief about the side as they managed to recover from an early setback at Stamford Bridge when Ramires gave the reigning champions the lead.

He said: “Even after we fell behind very early in the game, we came back strong and scored three goals and it’s a satisfying feeling to celebrate a victory with the fans.

“Everybody is working hard for each other and wants to go in the same direction.

“We’ve got a really good group, a good dressing room, and that will only make it easier to win games because you can only do it together, especially when you play away games.

“You have to attack with the whole squad and defend with the whole squad. That’s what we’re doing at the moment.”

Liverpool are so far unbeaten in the five games Klopp has taken charge of, winning each of the last two as they progressed to the quarter-finals of the League Cup and moved up to eighth in the Premier League table - four points off the Champions League places. 

In the early stages of Klopp's reign, the side have looked a more compact unit, with better shape and haven't been afraid to press, while Klopp himself has looked to options on the bench to change games at certain times.

Responding to setbacks in games hasn't really been the strongest part of Liverpool's make-up in the last 18 months or so, but changing that certainly fits in with Klopp's rhetoric from when he was unveiled as Reds boss, particularly the line of turning 'doubters to believers'.

Continuing to tighten up at the back, and trying to get the goals flowing will naturally be paramount to success going forward, but the side needs to believe they can win in different types of games to be successful.

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