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Jurgen Klopp congratulated Simon Mignolet after Tottenham stalemate

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Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has revealed that manager Jurgen Klopp congratulated him after he kept a clean sheet against Tottenham at White Hart Lane on Saturday. 

As reported by the Liverpool Echo, the Belgium international, who has struggled at times on Merseyside, claims Klopp's comments towards him aren't important as he's not going to get carried away. 

The ex-Sunderland man was one of the club's standout performers in the stalemate and has insisted that the Reds can look forward to their next game after taking a point away from north London. 

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“Everybody was pleased with the performance,” Mignolet said.

“With just three days after the international break, it is difficult to chance things. But it was obvious what he wanted to do - press them high and make it difficult for them to play.

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Not getting carried away 

“We did what the gaffer wanted us to do and tried to make it difficult for them to play football. Those chances we did give away you want to be there as a keeper and help out your team.

“He congratulated me but that is not really important. I am happy I made those saves, but I will keep both feet on the floor and not get carried away.

“Maybe with the ball we can be a bit better and try to keep the ball. We had a chance in the first half when he hit the bar and it was unfortunate because if that goes in it is a different game.

“But there is time to improve and to keep a clean sheet away to Tottenham is a positive and we can look forward to the next game.”

Time to shine

It's the perfect start for Mignolet under the Klopp regime. Let's be honest, the goalkeeping department has been a problematic area for Liverpool recently, but perhaps a change in management can help the club's No.1 turn his fortunes around.

There's no reason why the 'keeper can't prove his credentials at the club throughout the course of the campaign. Of course, at times over the last year or so, Mignolet has produced some fine performances, but it's crucial that he finds consistency to his game sooner rather than later. 

Perhaps he will find a new lease of life under the enigmatic Klopp and finally come to prominence as the club go in search of defensive stability. 

Liverpool fans: is Mignolet good enough to stay as your club's No.1 for the long term? Have your say below! 

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