By Dominic Toner
Simon Mignolet revealed on Twitter it was a “great feeling” to play for Liverpool on Tuesday night.
The Belgian goalkeeper has recently lost his number one spot to team-mate Loris Karius and had not featured since the 2-1 victory against Chelsea on 16 September.
He was handed the opportunity to impress against Tottenham in the EFL Cup, as manager Jurgen Klopp made 11 changes to his side.
Liverpool recorded a 2-1 victory against Spurs at Anfield and booked their place in the quarter-finals, with Daniel Sturridge scoring a brace.
Mignolet was unable to keep a clean sheet on his return to the side, with Vincent Janssen converting a penalty in the second-half.
The 28-year-old was delighted to play against Spurs and also highlighted how well some of the club’s youngster played.
“Great feeling to play in front of you guys again. Brilliant to see a few young lads play so well,” Mignolet wrote on his personal Twitter account.
— Simon Mignolet (@SMignolet) October 25, 2016
Klopp handed youngsters Ovie Ejaria and Trent Alexander-Arnold starting positions against Spurs, with the latter making his full debut for the Reds.
Liverpool’s emerging stars certainly impressed with their opportunity and Mignolet also enjoyed a fairly quiet match in goal.
Mignolet has been the club’s preferred goalkeeper since his arrival from Sunderland three years ago but has been criticised several times by fans in the past.
He has made 156 appearances for Liverpool and kept 49 clean sheets in those games.
The club’s summer signing Karius has taken the number one position since his return from injury and played in the last four league games, although supporters are still unsure about his presence.
In other Liverpool news, Mark Lawrenson claims that the club’s player is class but is not in Klopp’s best XI.