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Simon Mignolet backs Liverpool for title challenge

Mignolet has made Liverpool's supporters forget about Reina (©GettyImages)
Mignolet has made Liverpool's supporters forget about Reina (©GettyImages).


Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet believes his team can mount a serious title challenge after an excellent start to the season, which sees them in third spot after nine games.

The Belgian, who replaced Pepe Reina as Liverpool's number one in the summer, suggests the Reds' strength in depth is sufficient to keep their current good run going.

"We're near the top of the table and so far things have gone well," the Belgian said, in quotes reported by The Express.

"From my experiences at Sunderland I know that injuries and suspensions can play a big part.

"Here the squad is deeper and we should be able to deal with stuff like that in a better way."

Mignolet has hit the ground running since joining Liverpool from Sunderland for £9million.

He saved a penalty in the season opener against Stoke at Anfield and arguably secured Liverpool's away win at Aston Villa with a string of impressive saves.

Team-mates at Liverpool have been impressed with what they have seen from Mignolet so far.

Martin Skrtel, who is having a good season himself, has previously lavished praise on the goalkeeper.

"We knew he was a good keeper before he came here and he's just showing that every day, whether it's in the training sessions or in the matches," the Slovak told the club's official website.

"He's done brilliantly.

"He had a great start when he saved a penalty against Stoke and I think that's really helped him.

"And now he's showing that he is a world-class 'keeper."

Liverpool face Arsenal at the Emirates on Saturday, where a win will see them overtake the league-leaders.

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