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Mignolet Counting on Depth

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With Liverpool off to their best start in recent memory, Simon Mignolet is counting on depth to keep them in the fight near the top of the table.

Stu Forster

With Liverpool heading into a match that could push them past opponents Arsenal to the top of the table, Simon Mignolet is pleased by how things have gone for him at his new club so far. He also thinks any chances of staying high up the table will depend on squad depth, something that wasn't available at his former club.

"We're near the top of the table and so far things have gone well," said the Belgian shot stopper who has quickly won over almost every Liverpool fan. "From my experiences at Sunderland I know that injuries and suspensions can play a big part [but] here the squad is deeper and we should be able to deal with stuff like that in a better way."

Liverpool have already had to deal with a string of injuries. Short spells on the sidelines for Kolo Toure and Daniel Agger helped to hand Martin Skrtel a route back into the starting eleven; Philippe Coutinho's absence saw Victor Moses moved inside; and a series of fallen fullbacks forced a surprisingly successful shift to the 3-5-2 formation.

Now, the various storms weathered, perhaps the bigger question is less Liverpool's ability to deal with injuries given how well Rodgers has utilised the players he does have on hand over the past few months than it is how to fit everybody in with the squad largely fit.

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