Liverpool’s Simon Mignolet expects ‘physical game’ at Hull City

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet warns the Reds to expect a "physical game" against Hull City at KC Stadium on Sunday

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Simon Mignolet joined Liverpool this summer Photo: Back Page Images

Simon Mignolet has warned Liverpool to expect a tough “physical game” against Hull City on Sunday.

The Reds, who are currently second in the Premier League table, travel to Hull City on Sunday fresh from a 3-3 draw with Everton at Goodison Park last weekend.

Mignolet was brought to the Premier League by former Sunderland boss Steve Bruce, and the Reds goalkeeper expects his old manager to have his side up for the Reds clash.

“I know Steve Bruce from my time at Sunderland and I know he always tries to get the lads up for it, so I’m sure they will be and put us under pressure,” he said.

“I expect a physical game, but we have to look at ourselves and make sure we do the things we do best. We have to make sure we’re ready and put in a good performance.”

Mignolet stressed the importance of Liverpool continuing to pick up points during a demanding festive schedule.

“From now until February, there are a lot of games to be played, so for us it’s about making sure everybody stays fit, everybody works hard and we pick up as many points as we can during that period.

“We’re second in the league and it’s important to try and stay up there and build on our start to the season. Hopefully we can do it with a win on Sunday against Hull.

“Any game in the Premier League is difficult. We don’t want to look at what’s coming after Hull – we’re focusing on that game, making sure we do the right things.

“We played Everton last week and got a point in the end – hopefully we can turn it into a good point after a win against Hull.

“We cannot look too far ahead of schedule, so on Sunday we have to make sure we approach the game well.”

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