Ex-Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has revealed he has Virgil van Dijk, Mohamed Salah and Jordan Henderson in his Fantasy Football team.
The Anfield trio all played alongside Mignolet last season before the back-up shot-stopper left in the summer for Club Brugge.
The Belgian keeper departed in search of more regular game time, having been displaced in goal by Brazil star Alisson.
Mignolet enjoyed celebrating Champions League success before going, having been on the bench for the final against Tottenham.
He has no hard feelings against Alisson, although the Reds keeper does not make it into Mignolet’s Fantasy Football side.
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Defender Van Dijk, who costs £6.5 on the official game, has racked up a huge 127 points this season as Liverpool dominate the Premier League.
Captain Henderson, worth just £5.5, has a solid 92 points in midfield, while winger Salah has shone again and collected 165 points from midfield at a hefty price of £12.8.
Mignolet clearly takes the game seriously as he even uses his contacts at Liverpool to get the edge on his fantasy rivals.
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“I’ve got Virgil, Jordan [Henderson] and Mo in my team,” Mignolet told The Athletic . “I’m always after a bit of inside information to ensure I stay top!”
Discussing who else he speaks to at the club still, Mignolet added: “I still speak to John Achterberg and I’ve had a few messages off the gaffer, too.
“I spoke with Ali after he got injured to wish him well and I keep in contact with some of the other guys over Instagram.
“Of course, I see Divock [Origi] when we’re away with the national team.
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“Jurgen messaged me to say congratulations after we qualified for the group stages of the Champions League and again after we did well away to Real Madrid, and then after I won the keeper trophy.
“All the news from Liverpool is good news at this moment in time and I’m very happy for them all.
“When the schedule allows, I watch their games.”
Mignolet will have a close eye on today’s Premier League clash between Norwich and Liverpool at Carrow Road (5.30pm), for sentimental and Fantasy Football reasons.
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