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Mignolet quickly learning Liverpool history

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has quickly swotted up on the history of his new club.

The Belgian has been rapidly educated about the expectations at Liverpool.

"When I first spoke to the gaffer he explained the size of Liverpool," Mignolet told the official Liverpool FC magazine.

"People from afar know Liverpool is a huge club but it's not until you come here that you truly realise it. I suppose he was in a similar position last year.

"He knew he was coming to a big club but the appreciation of that only truly arrives after a couple of weeks or months. There is a pressure every single day to achieve results. That's what we're here for.

"I don't think about pressure, though. If you sit there thinking about it, you'll only get worried. You have to accept it and focus. You can use pressure in a positive sense.

"At the end of the day that's why you become a professional football player. You live for the pressure and you try to do your best."

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