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Mignolet happy to compete

New Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet is relishing the challenge of competing with Brad Jones and Pepe Reina to be first choice at Anfield this season.

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Simon Mignolet: 'There are only 11 players who can play and it is something

Simon Mignolet: 'There are only 11 players who can play and it is something

The Belgium international joined from Sunderland last month and has no fears of pitting himself against Jones and Reina in the battle for the No 1 jersey.

"That's always what has happened when there's competition," Mignolet told ESPNFC. "I've had competition in Sunderland and in Belgium with the national team.

"It's not only Pepe - there's a lot of good goalies at Liverpool, like Brad Jones for example - and it's not only the position of the goalie where there is competition. It's every single position on the field.

"There are only 11 players who can play and it is something that is normal with being a football player. You have to deal with that. Competition can only make you as an individual better and let you perform better. It can only be a positive thing.

"From the talks I had with the manager and the goalkeeping coach I felt they were very ambitious and the club wants to get forward.

"The signings they'd already done before July showed they really wanted to get going. They want to push on again in the Premier League. It was obvious that they are an ambitious club and a big club.

"I know how big a club this is but I think I'm only going to feel it once the games get going. The first few training sessions went okay. I'm very happy to be here and train."

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ood lord that's got me unnecessarily excited. Damn you Storey. Cut to Liverpool being crushed under the wheels of Sparky's Stoke Machine and Firmino brought off the bench to no effect. It's the hope that kills you.

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o Schweini? Have to admit that I did a little sex wee when we signed him and I can't wait to see him in action!!!

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think he'll do quite well. My only reservation would be Kagawa, who had similar stats to Firmino in the bundesliga before he came, but time will tell.

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