Mignolet hails Liverpool depth

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Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet believes the team’s 2-0 win over Leeds United in the EFL Cup showed their strength in depth.

The Merseysiders took the lead through Divock Origi before 17-year-old Ben Woodburn secured their spot in the semi-finals of the competition with a second goal.

Reds manager Jurgen Klopp made eight changes for the clash with the Whites, and Mignolet has praised the quality of the players who came into the fray.

“I’m pleased with how we performed and I think we deserved to go to the semis,” he told the club’s official website.

“We’ve got a busy January coming up, but we love that. Everybody is pushing in training. We’re working hard to make sure we’re ready when there is an injury or a suspension.

“In this period, we’ll need the whole squad and everybody’s shown again that they can step in when needed. That’s very important for the whole club to know.”