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Simon Mignolet intimates willingness to stick with Liverpool

Simon Mignolet says he will continue to work hard at Liverpool, despite having his request for a transfer denied.

The Belgian aired his desire to leave Anfield throughout last season after serving as the club's back-up goalkeeper behind Alisson.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp said this week that Mignolet was required to stay on Merseyside, and the former Sunderland man insists he is focused on helping the team in whichever way he can.

"First and foremost, you [only] get praise when it's due," he told "I'm happy with the fact they saw it. I'm not after it. But it's nice for them to say it, they don't have to do that.

"The only thing I can do is help the team in the best way I can; if they then see that and praise me about it, so for the better. The most important thing is that the team wins games and wins trophies, that's what we did last year and we're very pleased with that.

"Hopefully all the work we do again in pre-season will help the team and the club along the line to win more trophies, because in the end that's why you're paid to be a football player and that's what your job is.

"That's what I try to do – I try to do my best in the best way I can because that's what I'm paid for, that's what my job is and that's what I always will do."

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