Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has spoken of the team's great character, after the Reds came from behind twice against Manchester City.

The match finished 2-2 at a packed Yankee Stadium in New York, but the Reds edged their Premier League rivals by winning an ensuing penalty shoot-out during a thrilling International Champions Cup clash.

Mignolet, who was a second-half substitute and making his first appearance in pre-season since returning from Belgium's World Cup exploits, saved two spot-kicks to hand Liverpool victory, then wasted no time in referencing the character and mentality shown by the players.

"That's what we did all last season and you can see it again here in pre-season; everybody works their socks off - both in training and until the last minute [of matches]," the Belgian told

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"We scrapped for the draw here and won on penalties, so it gives us a good chance [to play the final]. With the next game coming up, we need to do the same things and then we can play the final in Miami."

Mignolet also gave his personal perspective - as a goalkeeper - of participating in a penalty shoot-out, and was pleased to be called into action after returning from his summer break, post-World Cup.

"I've been off for three weeks since the end of the World Cup and I've felt really well since the first training session," said Mignolet.

"It's always nice to come back in and have some work to do. After returning, it's always nice to play and then you want to do well.

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"Today, I had some work to do and there are a couple of things we can improve, but on the other hand we won on penalties.

"For a goalkeeper it [a penalty shoot-out] is something different to the other players - I've not got as much to lose as they do and then, obviously, you have to be a bit lucky.

"I'm pleased that I saved two and the lads scored the goals that were needed to win the game."