By Emma Sanders
Simon Mignolet posted an image on Twitter after he had joined up with the Belgium squad for the international break and expressed his delight at Liverpool’s move to the top of the table.
The Belgian goalkeeper celebrated the Reds’ taking the Premier League’s top spot on Sunday by including an emoticon in his tweet which says “top.”
Mignolet was selected as part of Roberto Martinez’ Belgium squad which will face the Netherlands and Estonia but he is unlikely to feature as Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois is the preferred Red Devils’ number one.
— Simon Mignolet (@SMignolet) November 8, 2016
The 28 year-old has started to get used to sitting on the bench after he was dropped by Jurgen Klopp following Liverpool’s 2-1 victory against Chelsea in September.
Summer signing Loris Karius has taken over goalkeeping duties for the Reds, notching up six league starts after recovering from a hand injury to knock Mignolet off his perch.
The Belgian was back in net for Liverpool’s 2-1 victory against Tottenham in the EFL Cup last month and produced a good display despite not being able to save Vincent Janssen’s spot kick.
Mignolet was the Liverpool number one for three seasons prior to Karius’ arrival and has made 113 league appearances in total but will now have to battle for his place at both club and country.