Liverpool will not even consider what is happening elsewhere as they try to secure a Champions League place today, insists Simon Mignolet.
The objective for the Reds against Middlesbrough is very simple this afternoon: win the game at Anfield and they know a fourth-place Premier League finish is theirs.
Third position is not out of the question either, with Manchester City’s result at Watford relevant to that possibility. Arsenal, who trail Jürgen Klopp’s side in the table, host Everton meanwhile.
But, according to Mignolet, none of the permutations will figure in the minds of the Liverpool players when they step onto the pitch – instead, they’ll be wholly preoccupied with the quest for the three points that would complete their mission.
“We won’t [look at other scores] because it’s at the same time and we will only be thinking about our game,” the goalkeeper told Premier League Productions.