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Simon Mignolet admits it’s easier to accept being Alisson Becker’s backup at Liverpool

Simon Mignloet has made just two appearances for Liverpool. The player was full of praise for Alisson, insisting that he can accept being his backup.

He also considers his teammate to be among the top five goalkeepers in the world.

“Yeah, I can accept it easier now,” Mignolet said.

“It’s also the fact that the team is playing so well. Ali has been so important for the team.

“He has shown his strengths. He’s up there with the top five keepers in the world, if not the best.

“He’s a very natural goalkeeper. He’s got a lot of talent and he’s very fluent, he doesn’t really think about stuff. It’s all natural to him.

“He’s playing as the No.1 for Brazil in front of Manchester City’s goalkeeper – that says enough, really. I can accept that slightly better.”

“Ali and I work well together. We have a very good relationship,” Mignolet added.

“I’ve picked up a few things from him and he’s picked up a few things from me.

“I’ve been playing in the Premier League for 10 years now and certain things are different here compared to abroad. He asks me some questions and I try to answer them.

“He’s very calm on the ball and I try to replicate that. I think I showed it in the FA Cup game against Wolves. We can bounce off each other and learn off each other.

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