A stunning first-half display from Brendan Rodgers' side saw it storm into a 4-0 lead after just 20 minutes as the Merseyside outfit narrowed the gap on top spot to six points.
"It was very important to get the three points because it is very hard to stay in the top four," Mignolet said. "With the other fixtures this weekend and the fact that we played at home against Arsenal, it was going to be a very important game.
"We hoped to get a good result and after 20 minutes, it was 4-0. In that sense, it was a bit easier than we expected it to be. On the other hand, we’re very pleased that we managed to complete our objective, which was to get three points and in the end the scoreline obviously reflects that we played well. It’s nice – we’ll take that with us."
Next up for Liverpool is bottom-of-the-table Fulham, which earned a well-deserved point at Old Trafford on Sunday, and Mignolet knows another positive result is a must to maintain momentum.
"We have to forget about this result. That’s why I said the three points are important but as good as it was, we have to move on and look forward to the next game," he said. "We’re happy with the result and we must move on and make sure we keep doing the things we’re doing."
Simon Mignolet was speaking exclusively to The Sport Review. Read the entire interview by clicking here.