Simon Mignolet
Simon Mignolet [Reuters]

Simon Mignolet believes players need to maintain their composure and concentrate ahead of Liverpool's next Premier League fixture against Southampton on Saturday.

The Reds are still in contention to emerge as English champions by the end of the season with 11 league games remaining and currently sit fourth in the table having amassed 56 points from 27 matches four points behind leaders Chelsea.

However, Mignolet believes the team must remain focussed and take each game one-by-one and aim to take three points against the Saints. A brace from Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson helped the Merseyside club emerge 4-3 victorious in a thrilling contest against Swansea City in the league last Sunday at Anfield.

"We need to stay calm and just focus on our next game at Southampton. That's going to be a very difficult game for us and we need to prepare well. We won't be thinking about what's happened against them in the past. We did our job against Swansea by getting the three points and winning at home like we have done so many times this season gives us a great platform to build on," Migonlet told the Liverpool Echo.

"We are in a good position at the moment but with 11 games to go there are still a lot of things that can happen. We just need to try to get as much as we can out of all the games we have left. Hopefully we can keep this run in the league going.

"The gaffer gives everyone confidence. When you step on to the pitch you know that he's behind you and supporting you. We're happy with where we are but there's still a long way to go. Everyone is trying to do their job the best they can and we need to keep doing that until the end of the season," he added.

The former Sunderland goalkeeper also praised the club's star striker Luis Suarez who leads the league's scoring charts this season with 23 goals to his name. However, the Uruguayan international has only managed to score one goal but has contributed five assists in the last eight matches in all competitions.

"Luis always works so hard for the team. Even when he doesn't score, he still contributes. He is always helping the team out – not only attacking wise but also defensively. He is the one who presses first and he's the one who comes and defends at corners as well," the 25-year-old explained.