Mignolet relishing Reina competition
Simon Mignolet is ready to battle Pepe Reina for the number one jersey at Anfield and believes the competition will make him a stronger goalkeeper.
With Reina set to stay on at Anfield, Mignolet, who completed his transfer from Sunderland last month, faces stiff competition for regular first-team football.
He is no stranger to competition having already gained experience at club and international level and he is determined to grasp any opportunity that comes his way in the months ahead.
“Competition is going to be in every single club. I had competition back in Belgium with the local team, I had big competition at Sunderland where there was Craig Gordon, Keiren Westwood and other international goalkeepers and I had big competition with the Belgium national team. So that’s not going to change,” Mignolet told reporters at Liverpool’s Melwood training ground.
“Everywhere you go, especially when you go to a bigger club, there’s always going to be a fight for places and definitely when you’re a goalkeeper because only one can play.
“But it’s a challenge. It can only make you better and make you stronger in the end. I can just do my best, train as well as I can, and in the games that I get a chance I will show what I’m worth.
“I’ll just do my best to play every week. I’m not here to be sitting and resting. I’m here to come and progress, and play. The only thing I can do is train hard, show the manager that I’m ready for it and in the games when I get my chance I have to be there and be ready.”