Mignolet has one eye on the league
Simon Mignolet is hoping that Liverpool can pick up where they left off after this week’s international break is out of the way.
Mignolet has been a standout performer for Brendan Rodgers’ side in his debut season and he hopes that form can continue through to the Merseyside derby on November 23.
"Things are going well with Liverpool - we won 4-0 last week,” the 25-year-old told Sky Sports News.
"We have to build on that start and make sure that, after the international break, we keep doing the things we are doing.
"It's a still a long way after November until February. There is a long run of games to be played and hopefully we can do well in them."
This week’s international break will see Mignolet gain a rare start for Belgium after number one Thibaut Courtois suffered an injury in training recently.
The former Sunderland stopper had been guaranteed a chance to show Belgium manager Marc Wilmots what he can do before Courtois’ injury.
However, solid displays against Colombia and Japan could give Wilmots a World Cup headache.
Despite the internationals taking centre stage, Mignolet is hopeful that when the players return everyone will be ready for the huge derby against a strong Everton side.
With just three points separating the sides and Liverpool lying in second place in the Premier League, there have been fewer important league meetings between the clubs in recent times.
Mignolet recognises the size of the task awaiting him when he returns from international duty, but he is relishing the prospect of his first Merseyside derby.
"It's a big team to be played, they have a lot of good players," he said. "It's more important how we are going to play the game than our opponents."
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