Football: Derby just perfect for Reds to bounce back from Europa setback, says Mignolet

(REUTERS) - The Merseyside derby against Everton is the perfect platform for Liverpool to put their disappointing 1-1 draw with Swiss side Sion in the Europa League behind them, said goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.

Liverpool are ninth in the Premier League after claiming just 11 points from their first seven games. But they will take confidence from their form at Everton's Goodison Park, where they have lost just once in their last eight league matches.

The Reds got off to the perfect start at Anfield against Sion on Thursday when Adam Lallana gave them the lead within four minutes. But Ebenezer Assifuah equalised in the 16th minute.

"We can bounce back immediately, we've got a great game to look forward to," Mignolet told the club's official website.

"Everyone knows it's a Merseyside derby on Sunday so we'll recover well after this game and make sure we're ready for kick-off time.

"If we can get a good result and the three points, we'll be back where we want to be so everybody will be focused."

The derby has seen the most red cards of any Premier League encounter, according to league data.