Simon Mignolet talks Bolton comeback and upcoming Merseyside derby…
Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet believes that he and his teammates will take the momentum from their FA comeback into tomorrow’s Merseyside derby.
The Reds came from a goal down against Bolton with two strikes in the final five minutes securing their place in round five. Now we must turn our attentions back to the Premier League, as we seek to narrow the four point gap to the fop four.
Mignolet, who was quoted by the Daily Mirror, said: “We showed great character after the penalty to come back and score twice in the last five minutes. It can only help the confidence.
“The main thing is to progress in the cup because we have a big chance. It was a big relief to win, especially when you can do it in the 90 minutes rather than go to extra time with the derby in mind.
“I think we would have gone through anyway with them being down to 10 men, but it was better to do it in 90 minutes.
“Now we can look forward to the derby and the derby will be a totally different game to this. Nobody has to get up for that. We all know what it is going to be like and we’ll be ready.”
The Belgian has only conceded seven goals in his last eleven games since returning to Brendan Rodgers’ side in December’s win over Burnley, but he insists that he’s more concerned for the team’s well-being than his own.
“I am 100 per cent about winning, not clean sheets,” he said. “You win with the full 18 players – the whole squad – and that does not change.”