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‘Painful final defeats made Liverpool stronger’ – Mignolet sees Premier League leaders benefitting from heartache

The Reds came unstuck in League Cup, Europa League and Champions League showpieces under Jurgen Klopp before finally scratching a trophy itch in 2019

Liverpool are stronger for the pain they suffered in the past, says Simon Mignolet, with final setbacks in the League Cup, Europa League and Champions League considered to have made the Reds the trophy-collecting machine they are today.

When Jurgen Klopp took the reins at Anfield in October 2015, one of English football’s most decorated clubs had gone more than three years without major silverware.

That barren run would stretch towards the seven-year mark as Liverpool continued to struggle in getting over the final hurdle in domestic and continental competition.

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