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Rodgers insists Mignolet has Liverpool future

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers insists he's not relegated Simon Mignolet to the scrap heap.

Brad Jones is set to continue at Burnley on Boxing Day as Liverpool look for their first win in four Premier League games but Rodgers could bring him back at some point in the New Year.

The Reds' boss said: "I will make my mind up on the right time.

"At the moment he is working hard to get back in the team.

"His response has been fantastic. People might think coming out the team would have a negative effect around the group.

"But he has been outstanding and his training has been really good.

"This has given him the chance to reflect and re-focus on his game and players need that sometimes.

"It was a difficult moment for the team but I have not lost any belief in him.

"He is still an outstanding goalkeeper, a top goalkeeper and I'm sure that when that time comes he will be a better goalkeeper for it."

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