Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet thinks “anything can happen” in the Premier League title race despite admitting that pacesetters Manchester City are “doing really well”.
Pep Guardiola’s men have had an incredible start to the new season, picking up 31 points from a possible 33 in the league – while the Reds are 12 points further back in fifth place.
The Belgian stopper, however, hopes that if Liverpool can put a good run together this winter that they can close the gap on the league leaders.
“City are doing really well at this time,” said the 29-year-old.
“They’ve got loads of quality. But like always the Premier League is a long journey, there’s a long way to go.
“After that win at West Ham we [Liverpool] closed the gap [on others]. In the busy winter period anything can happen.
“It’s up to us to be challengers and that’s what we’ll try to do.”
Mignolet captained Jurgen Klopp’s men in their 4-1 win over West Ham last weekend and he was delighted to stand in for Jordan Henderson.
“I was surprised,” said Mignolet. “I was only told an hour before the game.
“It was nice to hear that of course. If you read the list of Liverpool captains it was a great experience and I was proud.
“I am also the only Belgian to captain the club and luckily it brought some luck and we won the game.”