Simon Mignolet has hailed his teammates' response to the error that saw Liverpool go behind during an eventual 2-1 victory over Bordeaux on Thursday.

The visitors opened the scoring from a free-kick inside the Kop-end box, awarded when the Reds goalkeeper was penalised for holding onto the ball too long.

But the No.22 did not shirk questions over the mix-up in his post-match interview, and simply revealed his relief that it was quickly atoned for.

"In that moment you [are] thinking about what you can do - unfortunately I waited just a bit too long and that can always happen," he told BT Sport.

"The main thing is we responded after that, we didn't let it affect our game, and we came back even before half-time, which is a good thing. 

"We won 2-1, we've qualified as well, and now hopefully we can win the group in Switzerland in the next game."

Christian Benteke played a pivotal role in the hosts turning things around before the break, winning the penalty that allowed James Milner to level and netting emphatically himself on the stroke of half-time.

On his compatriot's performance and that of the team as a whole, Mignolet added: "He is always there to score us the goal but also to hold the ball up for us - we know he can do that. 

"I think the team played really well, we didn't give too many chances away and then we scored two goals so we're pleased with the result."

Victory over Willy Sagnol's team secured a place in the knockout stages of the Europa League for Liverpool with one group fixture still remaining.

But Mignolet isn't keen on the idea of sending a scratch side to Switzerland for the clash with FC Sion on December 10, with topping the group now at the forefront of his mind.

"We want to win the group, that's the most important thing, that's the objective," he insisted.

"We have one more game to play. We're happy we qualified but that doesn't mean we're going to take the next game as an easy one so we'll try to get three points in Switzerland also."