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Simon Mignolet "not thinking" about speculation ahead of Champions League final

Simon Mignolet

Liverpool goalkeeper has put speculation about his future to one side ahead of the Reds' Champions League final on Saturday.

The Belgium international has been out-of-favour at Anfield after losing his first-team place to half way through the season.

The 30-year-old is likely to leave this summer, having told reporters in January that his situation at the club "could not last much longer".

However, Mignolet is not willing to answer questions about his future at Liverpool ahead of Saturday’s Champions League final against in Kiev as he keenly highlighted the close bond between players in the dressing room.

When questioned if it could be the last time he is named in the Reds' squad, he said: “That’s not really something I am thinking of. I have three years of a contract.

“There will be a lot of speculation about my name because I am not playing but I am not really thinking about it.

“No individual is bigger than the team, especially when you have the final of the Champions League to play.

“Even more so you have to play the part the club, the players and supporters need because in the end if you play for a trophy like that any individual is not important.”

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The shot-stopper hasn't featured for Liverpool since January, however he says he still feels a part of the squad as he said "everyone feels together" in the dressing room.

“I try to be as part of it as much as I can,” he added.

“There are times when there are frustrating moments because of what has been before, not only that game against Hoffenheim away but also here at home and the whole campaign before to get into the Champions League.

“We had to work really hard for that, just as this year, until the last game of the season to grab fourth spot.

“We still had to play a qualifier to get into it and then you know what you have done.

“Because you have such a good dressing room everyone feels together and there is a real togetherness in the squad which helps a lot.”

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