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Brendan Rodgers urges Simon Mignolet to be aggressive

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers wants keeper Simon Mignolet to take command during his side's matches as they prepare to take on West Ham United in the Premier League.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has urged keeper Simon Mignolet to be more aggressive in his approach for his side's match against West Ham United.

The Belgium international has come in for criticism for his recent displays against Aston Villa and Ludogorets Razgrad, but Rodgers has revealed that he is content with the 26-year-old's performances at the moment.

When asked if he was looking for more from Mignolet, Rodgers told reporters: "I wouldn't tell you if I was.

"I think he's a bit laid-back type of person in his personality. But I think he's aggressive. He's our number one keeper, he's got plenty of experience. He just continues to work on that relationship with the back four and deal with that.

"I think the key thing, and the message to all the players in that situation, is make sure you are on the front foot. Be aggressive, don't wait for it."

Liverpool face West Ham in their Premier League clash at Upton Park later today.


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Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet of Liverpool gives instructions during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Liverpool at KC Stadium on December 1, 2013
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City1210203653132
2Liverpool129302351830
3Chelsea128402781928
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs1290320101027
5Arsenal1273226151124
6Bournemouth126242116520
7Watford126241714320
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd126242021-120
9Everton125431915419
10Leicester CityLeicester125251716117
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves124441213-116
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton124261318-514
13West Ham UnitedWest Ham123361418-412
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle12237915-69
15Burnley122371225-139
16Crystal Palace12228817-98
17Southampton12156821-138
18Cardiff CityCardiff122281125-148
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield12147622-167
20Fulham121291131-205

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