17th Apr 2014 – Latest News
Simon Mignolet is confident Liverpool have the quality to fill the void left by Jordan Henderson as the England international prepares to begin a three-match suspension.
Henderson was shown a red card for his challenge on Samir Nasri as Brendan Rodgers’ side edged their way to a memorable 3-2 victory over Manchester City on Sunday.
The 24-year-old has been a key component of Liverpool’s surge to the Barclays Premier League summit this season; a shining illustration of his manager’s high-intensity philosophy in practise.
Neat and industrious in possession, Henderson’s sheer hard graft has helped drive opponents into submission, starting every Reds league game during 2013-14 so far.
The youngster now faces a spell on the sidelines; however, Mignolet believes Liverpool have adequate cover to step in and help propel the side to an 11th successive league victory.
“I am sure we have a good enough squad to deal with these kinds of situations,” Mignolet told the Liverpool Echo. “Look at how Joe [Allen] performed when he came off the bench against Manchester City.
“It was a difficult moment in the game at 2-2. It was tough to be a substitute coming on at that stage but he really helped the team out.
“He did a good job just as Lucas did away to West Ham the week before. Victor Moses also helped us when he came on against City – not only offensively but also in defence. The manager has options.”
The game against City was a breath-taking spectacle – and Mignolet admits it was a whirlwind clash to be involved in.
The Belgian played his part as the match ebbed and flowed in front of an Anfield crowd who rolled back the years to produce a fearsome atmosphere.
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