Brendan Rodgers hails Liverpool’s ‘outstanding’ Simon Mignolet

Brendan Rodgers reserves special praise for Simon Mignolet following the Belgian's move to Liverpool from Sunderland

simon mignolet
Simon Mignolet kept 11 clean sheets for Sunderland last season Photo: Back Page Images

Brendan Rodgers has heaped praise on Simon Mignolet following the Belgian’s move to Liverpool from Sunderland.

The 25-year-old moved to Anfield from the Black Cats last month in a £9m deal and could be the Reds’ number one between the posts next term as Pepe Reina edges towards a season-long loan move to Napoli.

The Liverpool boss has been thoroughly impressed by the shot-stopper’s start to life on Merseyside and is backing the goalkeeper to develop into a top player for the Reds.

“Simon Mignolet has been outstanding in his early time here,” said Rodgers.

“You watch his game in training and you think that he was named North East player of the year.

“You think about the players he was up against, not just goalkeepers like Tim Krul, but outfield players as well.

“He is young and fits the profile that I am looking for. I am not necessarily looking for stars. I am looking for players who are hungry to become stars and he is one of them.”

Michael Owen
Michael Owen reveals his prediction for Tottenham v Chelsea FC
Graeme Souness
Graeme Souness rates Chelsea FC’s Premier League title hopes
Kai Havertz
Kai Havertz: We are hunting Liverpool FC and Man City
Michael Owen
Michael Owen delivers his prediction for West Ham United v Man United
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Piers Morgan (Photo: Piers Morgan / Twitter)
Piers Morgan sends message to ‘proper’ Arsenal summer signing during 1-0 win at Burnley
Michael Owen
Michael Owen reveals his prediction for Tottenham v Chelsea FC
Graeme Souness
Graeme Souness rates Chelsea FC’s Premier League title hopes
Kai Havertz
Kai Havertz: We are hunting Liverpool FC and Man City
Michael Owen
Michael Owen delivers his prediction for West Ham United v Man United
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Piers Morgan (Photo: Piers Morgan / Twitter)
Piers Morgan sends message to ‘proper’ Arsenal summer signing during 1-0 win at Burnley
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature