Belgian international feels his penalty save against Stoke immediately endeared him to fans.
Simon Mignolet feels that the fact he has not yet conceded a goal in Liverpool’s Premier League campaign has acted as a huge confidence booster.
After keeping Liverpool in the game with a late penalty save against Stoke, the keeper believes that his performance against the Potters has been key to the positive start to his Anfield career.
Speaking to the club website he said: “Obviously if you do that in your first game as a Liverpool player in the Premier League, you’re very happy.
“It boosted my confidence and it was a very special moment. Because of the save we won the game and it doesn’t really happen often that as a goalkeeper you can be so decisive – especially in your first game.”
The Belgian also spoke about the pressures of making an instant impact especially as a keeper.
“When you join the club as a new goalkeeper you want to do well in the first few games you play; keeping three clean sheets helped me to settle and also my confidence. It’s a good way to start.
“We’ve got three wins from the first three games played, so hopefully we can continue on that, progress and manage to play the coming games at the same level as we did the first couple of games.”
Liverpool face a trip to the Liberty Stadium on Monday night to face Michael Laudrup’s Swansea City.