Mignolet: We have learned from losses

Simon Mignolet says Liverpool’s top-four finish last season has laid the platform for the club to fight for silverware next term.

Jurgen Klopp has made great strides at the Merseyside club since his arrival in October 2015; securing their place in both the League Cup and Europa League finals where they lost to Manchester City and Sevilla respectively.

And speaking ahead of their upcoming campaign where the Reds will be competing in the Champions League – if they successfully negotiate a two-legged play-off in August – Mignolet says the club have their eyes on winning a trophy next season.

He told the official Liverpool FC magazine: "It [the top-four finish] gives us the platform again to go for that trophy next year and this is what I want and what the lads in the dressing room want.

“Last year, we had the chance to play in two finals, but unfortunately we lost both of them. 

“We have learned from that and I think everybody – not only the players, but also the fans and everybody connected with Liverpool Football Club – is really hungry for silverware. That’s what we have to challenge for next year.”

He added: "The European nights at Anfield are brilliant.

“I experienced games against Real Madrid in the Champions League when we were last in it and obviously we had big nights in the Europa League against Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund.

“They were both very special and everybody here is very pleased to know we will have more European games to look forward to next season.”