Mignolet says he doesn’t want to be Liverpool hero in Europa League final

Simon Mignolet

Liverpool take on Sevilla in the Europa League final on Wednesday.

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has told the Mirror that he does not want to be the hero in the Europa League final.

Liverpool take on holders Sevilla in the Europa League final on Wednesday as they seek to cap their fine run in the competition with the trophy.

They have seen off Manchester United, Borussia Dortmund and Villarreal to reach the final and secure a Champions League place for themselves next season.

The last time they won a European trophy, it was goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek who was the hero as he kept AC Milan at bay in the penalty shootout.

Mignolet watched that game, but he insists he does not want to be the hero in this final as it is securing the victory in whatever way that is more important.

“One thing I'd like to make clear is that I don't want to be a hero in the final, I don't think it's important for any individual to do that,” he told the Mirror.

“Of course people will decide games like any other but what is most important to me is that we win the final. It doesn't matter in what kind of way.”

Liverpool will certainly feel confident of adding another European title to their collection given the teams they have beaten to get to the final.

It would be unwise to underestimate Sevilla though, with them determined to secure the trophy for the third year running and take their place in the Champions League.

Indeed, it is set to be a tight affair, and Liverpool may need Mignolet to be the hero regardless of if he wants to be or not.

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