Anfield side’s goalkeeper takes the Special One’s comments with a pinch of salt.
Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet is not overly fussed about Jose Mourinho’s plans to rest several Chelsea stars in this weekend’s top-of-the-table clash at Anfield.
The Reds, who have won their last 11 top-flight games in a row, appear to be on the verge of claiming their first ever Premier League title.
Brendan Rodgers’ side top the Premier League table with three matches remaining and need just seven points to guarantee that the trophy comes to Merseyside.
Despite currently sitting second in the table, Chelsea are 34/1 outsiders to be crowned champions of England, and with the second leg of their European Cup semi-final against Atletico Madrid coming up on Wednesday, Blues manager Mourinho has hinted that he may name a severely weakened team at Liverpool.
Mignolet has taken Mourinho’s claims with a pinch of salt and has insisted that the Reds must focus on their own game, rather than wasting time thinking about the possible lineup of their opponents.
“We don’t really read too much into that,” Mignolet told Liverpool FC’s official website.
“It’s more about us and about what we have to do, rather than looking at someone else. We have to make sure that we’re ready for the game, like we’ve done so far this season. It doesn’t make any difference.”
He added: “Chelsea have got a very good team, they have got lots of quality players throughout their squad. We’ll very much be prepared for a tough game again.
“Like we’ve done all season, it’s about looking at ourselves and making sure we do our things; we’ll prepare ourselves well this week and make sure that we play the best that we can. Then there’s nothing to worry about.”
England forward Daniel Sturridge, who has scored 20 league goals this season, is likely to return on Sunday after missing last weekend’s 3-2 win at Norwich City.
However, the Reds will be without on-loan winger Victor Moses, who is not eligible to face his parent club.