Liverpool finished fourth in the Premier League, their goalkeepers had their… ups and downs, Simon Mignolet ended up spending most of the season as Jurgen Klopp’s first choice, and the Belgian feels that no matter if he has already fought for his place, it’s a fight that never really ends.
I’m fighting against Manuel Neuer, Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, Joe Hart, Iker Casillas. I know all those names are going to be flying around, I know what I did this season will be forgotten
Mignolet told the Liverpool Echo, knowing, though, that deep down his biggest opponent is his own self.
I’m not fighting against the guys in the dressing room. I’m fighting against myself. There is no point gauging what is going to be around me. I’m never going to look at them if something is going on around me. I have shown that I can deal with it. I’ll be coming back to show it again
the Belgian goalkeeper said, before admitting to feeling vastly disappointed when he was told by Klopp back in September that he would have to spend time on the bench.
Yeah, inside I got angry. I don’t think anyone on the planet doesn’t get angry! But I can never show it to the outside world. The minute when he told me, there was this sudden rush of disappointment. I didn’t get it
the Liverpool keeper said.