Liverpool can take a lot from the draw with Chelsea as they look ahead to next week’s Europa League final, according to Simon Mignolet.
Christian Benteke scored a last-gasp equaliser as the Reds snatched a draw against the Londoners in a relatively unimportant Premier League clash at Anfield on Wednesday.
Goalkeeper Mignolet thinks lessons can be learned after Liverpool let their intensity drop following a bright start and confidence can be gained from how they fought back.
Mignolet said: “You just want to go into the final with confidence and the only way to do that is by putting in performances. I think the biggest message this shows is that if you don’t start well, or play how we played in the first half, we can get into trouble.
“That is maybe the best message we could have and take forward. We have to be 100 per cent focused and ready, play like we played the last minutes and first minutes of the game – not the last 15 minutes of the first half.
“But we never give up – something the gaffer always talks about. It doesn’t look like any coincidence any more, that we score in the late stages. We have to keep that going. We have to show that mentality to never be beaten.”