Liverpool’s Mignolet believes being dropped will improve him

Having been dropped by manager Brendan Rodgers Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet believes he can learn from the experience and become a better player as a result, according to Sky Sports.

The Belgian keeper was dropped “indefinitely” by his manager ahead of their crunch clash with Manchester united this month and only featured in their Boxing Day win over Burnley due to injury to deputy Brad Jones.

Despite some nervy and bizarre moments Mignolet managed a clean sheet for the Reds and is expected to start against Swansea in Monday night’s game at Anfield.

The 26-year-old revealed that he had spoken to Rodgers following his dropping and the comments made by his manager – believing it was a positive discussion and that he is ready to come back in to the side.

He said: “We spoke together and cleared up a few things and I think that was a positive discussion.

“I will not discuss what we spoke about, but it was an honest meeting – why not? There is always a reason and discussion why, and I am a guy who always tries to speak and be positive and work hard on my game, and that is what I have done in this period with the goalie coach (John Achterberg) and Jonesy.

“Sometimes you have to make something positive from a negative thing like going out of the team, which I’ve tried to do.”

Having signed from Sunderland for a fee of £9m back in June 2013 this is the first time the Belgian has spent any form of absence from the side.

He has made 63 appearances to date for Liverpool and with his club linked with a host of January moves for another keeper, will be looking to prove his worth to manager Rodgers.

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