Simon Mignolet urges improvement against Manchester United
By Richard Cooke
Last Updated: 02/10/17 12:44pm
Simon Mignolet has urged Liverpool to use their match against Manchester United to kick-start their season.
Liverpool are seventh in the Premier League with 12 points from their opening seven games following their 1-1 draw at Newcastle.
The United game is next up for Liverpool at Anfield, live on Sky Sports Premier League on October 14, and Mignolet believes it is just the sort of fixture they need to get things going again.
He told Liverpool's official website: "If you come away with a 1-1 result, that's obviously a disappointing feeling. You start to look at what you could have done better.
"We played well, we deserved to get the victory, we created chances. But it is how it is at this moment in time, we have to take it.
"It's disappointing and frustrating, but we have to keep looking forward, keep our heads up and make sure when we come back after the international break we go again against Manchester United, which is a big game and something to turn things right for us.
"Everybody will be away in another environment and when they come back, we've got that one to look forward to.
"I'm sure everybody will be focused on their international duties now, but when they are back they have a big game to look forward to. We will be ready for it."
Liverpool took the lead at St James' Park through Philippe Coutinho in the 27th-minute, but Joselu equalised for Newcastle when Joel Matip inadvertently sent the ball ricocheting off his shin and into the net nine minutes later.
Liverpool created several chances to win the game but poor finishing meant they came away with just a point, and Mignolet believes they have to be more clinical in front of goal.
He added: "When we're creating chances, the ball never falls in front of us. But we have to battle through these moments and we have to keep working hard.
"At one point, these balls will fall for us and we might score a lot of goals. At this moment in time, it is how it is.
"It's not that we're not playing well. We're still playing good football and creating chances. We have to capitalise on them and be more efficient."