Mignolet: "It's a Good Feeling to Look at the Table"

Stu Forster

A draw against Swansea may have been disappointing for some, but goalkeeper Simon Mignolet is more interested in looking at the positives—like the league table Liverpool are currently top of.

It may have been disappointing to see Liverpool drop points for the first time in the current season, but Simon Mignolet could have zero blame attached to him for the pair of goals conceded on the way to a 2-2 draw, with the goalkeeper continuing to impress between the sticks for his new club.

"A point away at Swansea it always a good point," said Mignolet of the result. "Of course we’re a bit disappointed not to get all three points, but it’s not a bad result for us. When you go behind that early in a game it’s always difficult but we responded really well. We came back into it, we got on top, created chances and for 65 minutes we were the better team.

"Unfortunately they got an equaliser and then they were the better team in the final 25 minutes. They put us under pressure and probably deserved to be level, but we fought really hard to do our jobs as best we could. Swansea are a very good footballing side and going away from home is always tough in this division."

The two goals conceded against Swansea were his first in the league since arriving at Liverpool, but Mignolet still made four key stops while claiming or successfully clearing every ball that came into his area—well ahead of Pepe Reina's totals last season that saw him end the season making only an average of 1.35 saves per game and failing to claim more than 10% of the balls that sailed into his area.

"We’ll take the point, move on, and focus on winning our next game against Southampton at Anfield on Saturday," Mignolet added. "It’s a good feeling to look at the table. It’s pleasing to be top. We want to stay there and let’s hope we can do the business this weekend."

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