Wednesday, 30th April, 2014

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has heaped praise on Simon Mignolet for the custodian’s superb displays in the current campaign.

The Belgian joined the Reds from Sunderland during the summer transfer window and has been in impressive form for his new employers, who currently sit two points clear at the top of the Premier League table.

And Rodgers, who feels Mignolet has made a huge contribution in his debut season at Anfield, feels the goalkeeper will only become better over the course of time.

However, the manager was quick to admit that it will take some time for the 26-year-old to fill the boots of Pepe Reina, who is currently on loan at Napoli.


"I've been delighted with Simon since he has come in", Rodgers was quoted as saying by his club’s official site.

"I think he's an outstanding goalkeeper who is only going to get better and better.

"He has come into a huge club and replaced a legendary figure at the club in Pepe Reina. That was always going to take a bit of time.

"But over the course of the season he has made a big contribution. I don't forget the significance of some of the saves he has made.

"Simon hasn't ever cost us a game but he has certainly gained us points. He's an excellent goalkeeper.

"His form has been very good and he has consistently made really crucial saves for us."

Mignolet, whose contract with Liverpool runs until 2018, has thus far made 38 appearances in all competitions for the club.

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