The decision to drop me will make me stronger claims Simon Mignolet.

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet says he has learnt from his recent axe from the Liverpool starting XI.

The Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers dropped Mignolet from his starting eleven ahead of their away clash against Manchester United which they lost 3-0.

The 26-year-old goalkeeper started the next three games on the bench and the Belgian claims it could have a very positive impact on his career.

Brad Jones who has been starting in goal got injured against Burnley on Boxing Day and Mignolet came on to preserve a clean sheet in the match which Liverpool won 1-0.

Simon Mignolet is expected to start today against Swansea and explained he had talks with his boss Brendan Rodgers when he was dropped.

Sky Sports quotes the former Sunderland goalkeeper saying "We spoke together and cleared up a few things and I think that was a positive discussion.

"I will not discuss what we spoke about, but it was an honest meeting - why not? There is always a reason and discussion why, and I am a guy who always tries to speak and be positive and work hard on my game, and that is what I have done in this period with the goalie coach (John Achterberg) and Jonesy.

"Sometimes you have to make something positive from a negative thing like going out of the team, which I've tried to do. It is always difficult at first but I am a 26-year-old goalkeeper and I know what I have to work on, things in your game can still improve.

"You can reflect on your game and look at certain things where maybe, with the busy period we've had, you wouldn't have had the chance, and that is what I have done.

"You learn a lot and you can move on and hopefully we can build on that. I don't have to prove anything. The only thing I can do is work hard and do my best and show what I am capable of on the pitch."

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