Mignolet says squad better now

    The 2013/14 squad came agonisingly close to the title

    Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has claimed that the current squad is stronger than the one he joined in 2013.

    The Belgian international arrived at Anfield from Sunderland almost four years ago to find a dressing room that included Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard, Daniel Sturridge and Raheem Sterling.

    Only Sturridge remains from that quartet – and the England international is a long way off the prolific forward he was back then.

    But Mignolet believes that the current squad have the edge thanks to the team ethic instilled by manager Jurgen Klopp and no reliance on star men.

    “We’ve got 25 players in the dressing room but in the end there are only eleven who can play, so there are always going to be a few guys disappointed each weekend.” he told Liverpoolfc.com

    “We are fighting for the same objective, though, and I think that is our strength this season: we perform as a team.

    “When I first came here it was more about certain individuals, Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge were scoring all the goals and Steven Gerrard was still playing.

    “Now the danger comes from the strength and unity of the squad.

    “We are all pressing together and relying on each other to defend, rather than hoping someone will score us a goal at the other end of the pitch.

    “Back in the day, if you could stop Luis, you had a chance against Liverpool but now you have to face a whole team playing for each other and I guess that’s a lot harder.” he finished.

    Mignolet is set to keep his place in the Liverpool side against Leicester tonight, and tickets for this game are still available at Football Ticketpad. The game will be shown live on Sky Sports 1.

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