Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet thinks “anything can happen” in the Premier League title race despite admitting that Manchester City are “doing really well”.
It has been an amazing start to the new season for the Citizens, picking up 31 points from a possible 33 in the league – while the Reds are 12 points behind in fifth place.
And Mignolet hopes that if Liverpool can put a good run together this winter that they can close the gap on the league leaders.
“City are doing really well at this time,” said the 29-year-old.
“They’ve got loads of quality. But like always the Premier League is a long journey, there’s a long way to go.
“After that win at West Ham we [Liverpool] closed the gap [on others]. In the busy winter period anything can happen.
“It’s up to us to be challengers and that’s what we’ll try to do.”
Mignolet captained the Reds during their 4-1 win over West Ham over the weekend and he was delighted to stand in for Jordan Henderson.
“I was surprised,” said Mignolet. “I was only told an hour before the game.
“It was nice to hear that of course. If you read the list of Liverpool captains it was a great experience and I was proud.
“I am also the only Belgian to captain the club and luckily it brought some luck and we won the game.”