Simon Mignolet explains Liverpool's goalkeeping dynamic and how he can stay as number one

Liverpool's Simon Mignolet during training

Mignolet will start the season in goal for the Reds, but he is not guaranteed to be number one for the entire campaign.

Liverpool's Simon Mignolet

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has said the dynamic between himself and the other goalkeepers at the club is very good and has said it is down to the individual to ensure they nail down the number one spot in the side.

The Reds brought in two goalkeepers this summer in Loris Karius and Alex Manninger. Karius played in every pre-season game up until the 1-0 defeat to Chelsea on the tour of the United States when the German inadvertently punched teammate Dejan Lovren in the face when coming for a cross, breaking his hand in the process.

Liverpool's Loris Karius (2nd L) in action

With Manninger primarily brought in for experience, Mignolet is set to start in goal for the first day of the season against Arsenal and has an early chance to stake a claim to be the first choice 'keeper for the campaign.

He told the official Liverpool website: “In the end, it’s all down to you. You have to keep your head down, work hard and make sure you put in the performances yourself. You don’t look over your shoulder to anybody else.

“It’s about making sure you put in your own best possible performance every day on the training pitch and on a matchday. The dynamic [between the goalkeepers] is really good. Alex is obviously brilliant with his experience, to give knowledge to us. Loris unfortunately got injured.

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“We get on really well and we’re working really well together with the goalkeeping coach. We have had a few young guys up as well to help us out. The goalies’ union is there and is strong.”

Mignolet's place in the side has been under the microscope for quite some time as a series of errors throughout his career at Anfield have led to many feeling he should not be first choice.

The signing of Karius was viewed by many as competition for his place at the very least, if not the summer signing from Mainz becoming the club's first choice 'keeper altogether. Manninger is seen as the experienced third-choice goalkeeper to be a figurehead in the dressing room as well as offering cover. 

It will be interesting to see if the new arrivals have some sort of positive effect on Mignolet's form as he needs to prove himself in the coming games to prove he is worthy of a place in the side. If he makes mistakes than Jurgen Klopp will have no hesitation putting Karius into the team, and if the German establishes himself then things could look bleak in terms of Mignolet's Liverpool career. 

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp

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