Under-fire Liverpool ace unfazed by replacement rumours

Simon Mignolet says that he’s not at all worried by rumours that Victor Valdes could be coming to Liverpool to replace him.

The Reds are rumoured to have been in serious contact with the former Barcelona stopper, with speculation having suggested that a deal to bring him in in October is under way.

Valdes is currently a free agent after running down his contract at the Camp Nou, and was expected to sign for Monaco before a long-term knee injury thwarted the switch.

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Liverpool are said to be keen on the Spaniard, but any agreement hinges on a strict medical, as Brendan Rodgers is reluctant to take a major risk.

The 32-year-old would provide major competition for Mignolet, but the Belgian ‘keeper says that he’s not concerned:

“If I had to look into all the players who are linked with Liverpool, then there would be another team on the pitch! Every week there would be a different 11 playing.” He is quoted by the Liverpool Echo.

“If you play for a big club, you have to accept that is the way it is, but I don’t read anything into that. I am here to play my game and to do my best every week. I can only work hard in training, be positive and make sure I play well.

“The only pressure is what you put yourself under. What is pressure? Pressure is what is happening in Iraq at the moment where there is a war. That is pressure.

“We are football players and we are here to do our best. I can only do my best, work hard in training, be positive and confident and believe in myself. That is the only thing I can do.”

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