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Liverpool Determined to Build on Chelsea Result in Europe

Following their best performance in a long while, Simon Mignolet says Liverpool will be looking to get even better as the club strive to enter the November international break on a high note.

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Coming off their most impressive performance of the year, a 3-1 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, Liverpool are straight back into the action with a visit to Russia to take on Rubin Kazan. Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet thinks it could be the start of something special.

"Going forward, we've got two more games before the international break which are huge," he said. "Hopefully we can get the same result as we did against Chelsea. That's what we're aiming for and we're trying to work every day in training to try to make sure we keep going forward and keep progressing."

When the international break arrives next week, it will mark the end of Jürgen Klopp's first month in charge at Anfield, a month that has seen Liverpool take steps towards developing a new identity after a year of struggling. Two more strong performances would seal it as an unqualified success.

If they can be two more performances as strong as the one against Chelsea, fans and the team will head into the break on the kind of footballing high they haven't experienced since the 2013-14 season. It would also make the clash with league leaders Manchester City on the 21st into a match loaded with possibility.

"That is the only way forward for us," added the Belgian shot stopper, who is expected to keep his place on Thursday. "If we keep doing the things we're doing at the moment, I think we can benefit from it in the long term. Everybody is working hard for each other and wants to go in the same direction.

"We've got a really good group, a good dressing room, and that will only make it easier to win games because you can only do it together, especially when you play away games. You have to attack with the whole squad and defend with the whole squad. That's what we're doing at the moment."

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