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Liverpool's Rodgers expecting improvement from 'excellent' Mignolet

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers believes Simon Mignolet will only continue to take his game to the top level.

The 26-year old Belgian joined the Reds from Sunderland last summer and has been a key ingredient in their push towards the Premier League title.

Mignolet ousted Pepe Reina as the number one gloveman at Anfield, forcing the Spaniard to Napoli on-loan, and is now being backed to take another step up by his manager.

"I've been delighted with Simon since he has come in," he told the Liverpool Echo.

"I think he's an outstanding goalkeeper who is only going to get better and better.

"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."

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