Simon Mignolet: No sign of Liverpool nerves ahead of Chelsea clash
Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet insists there are no signs of nerves in the Reds camp ahead of their clash against Chelsea
Simon Mignolet insists there are no signs of nerves in the Liverpool camp ahead of Chelsea’s trip to Anfield on Sunday.
The Premier League leaders have the chance to end the Blues’s titles hopes if Brendan Rodgers’s men beat the west London side.
There are no signs of nerves
Liverpool extended their winning run to 11 games after a close-fought 3-2 victory over Norwich City last Sunday.
And Mignolet, who moved to the Reds in a £9m deal from Sunderland last summer, is focused on their title bid.
“There are no signs of nerves. There is no point making ourselves nervous before a match,” Mignolet told Liverpool Echo.
“We take each game as it comes and just focus on the objective. All we can do is our best.
“It’s not about imagining winning the title, it’s about doing it on the pitch. No-one is thinking about what might happen on 11 May, we’re just preparing ourselves for Chelsea.
“We know it’s up to us. We need to look at ourselves, it’s not about looking at the opposition.
“Three points was all that mattered at Norwich. Before the game the manager told us that Chelsea’s defeat [against Sunderland] was a warning sign – that it showed what can happen in the Premier League against any team.
“We’ve seen with the points Chelsea and City have dropped recently that every single game in this league is tough.”