Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has insisted he has set his sights firmly on winning back his number one spot at the club, after Jurgen Klopp admitted this week that summer signing Loris Karius had leapfrogged the Belgian in the pecking order at Anfield.
Mignolet has been heavily criticised for much of his time at the club for a number of high profile errors, but his replacement has also looked uncomfortable under high balls as the Reds' goalkeeping concerns continue.
Quoted by the Liverpool Echo after being handed a start in Liverpool's EFL Cup win over Tottenham on Tuesday night, the 28-year-old said:
“I will never give up fighting firstly because that’s not in my character to just give up.
“So I’ll work hard and I’ll never give up - giving up is not what I want to do. I see it as a challenge that I can overcome. Hopefully it will be a fair challenge based on performances put in on the pitch.”
“The only thing I can then do is to play my best, work hard and keep my head down like I’ve always been doing.
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