Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Mignolet Grateful For Liverpool Welcome

Simon Mignolet has thanked his new Liverpool team-mates for helping him settle in after arriving from Sunderland last month.

The 25-year-old goalkeeper moved to Anfield for a reported £9 million fee in June and put in a solid debut performance during a 4-0 pre-season friendly win over Preston on Saturday.

After the game, Mignolet was quick to heap praise on his new colleagues for the welcome he has received since moving to Merseyside.

"I'd like to thank all the lads in the dressing room and all the coaching staff for the way they have treated me and the way they have handled me since I arrived," he told LFC TV.

"It's gone pretty quick, but I've adapted really well. I've been made really welcome - from the very first day, actually.

"Now I have the tour to look forward to, which is going to be a big experience for me and I am very pleased to be taking part in it."

Mignolet was rarely tested by the League One outfit but was solid when called upon, and now the Belgium international is looking to build on his successful performance.

"I'm very pleased to be out there, to play my first game and then to end up with a great result and a clean sheet. That's obviously what you want," he added.

"We played in front of a full crowd. And that always makes it easier to play, especially if you play the way we did in the first half in front of the Kop and in front of our supporters.

"They support you throughout the whole game and it makes it easier for you to play on the pitch. I'm looking forward to the next time."

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