Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has defended the inconsistent form of goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.

Mignolet has been criticised for his performances this season by legendary Anfield keeper Bruce Grobbelaar.

Rodgers told the Liverpool Echo: "He has come into a huge club and replaced a legendary figure at the club in Pepe Reina.

"That was always going to take a bit of time.

"But over the course of the season he has made a big contribution. I don't forget the significance of some of the saves he has made.

"Simon hasn't ever cost us a game but he has certainly gained us points. He's an excellent goalkeeper."