Simon Mignolet: Liverpool not thinking about weakened Chelsea

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet says the Reds aren't thinking about facing a weakened Chelsea at Anfield on Sunday

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet Photo: Liverpool FC

Simon Mignolet insists Liverpool aren’t reading too much into the possibility of facing a weakened Chelsea side at Anfield on Sunday.

The Blues lost Petr Cech (dislocated shoulder) and John Terry (ankle) to injury during their goalless draw with Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final on Tuesday.

It’s more about us and about what we have to do, rather than looking at someone else

Simon Mignolet

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has claimed that he wants to field a second-string side at Anfield, with one eye on their second leg at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.

And Liverpool goalkeeper Mignolet is adamant that the Reds won’t be underestimating Chelsea despite the west London side being ravaged by injury and suspension.

“We don’t really read too much into that,” Mignolet told Liverpool’s website.

“It’s more about us and about what we have to do, rather than looking at someone else. We have to make sure that we’re ready for the game, like we’ve done so far this season. It doesn’t make any difference.

“Chelsea have got a very good team, they have got lots of quality players throughout their squad. We’ll very much be prepared for a tough game again.

“Like we’ve done all season, it’s about looking at ourselves and making sure we do our things; we’ll prepare ourselves well this week and make sure that we play the best that we can. Then there’s nothing to worry about.”

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