By FOX SPORTS staff
Signed for nine million pounds from Sunderland, Mignolet's move to Liverpool has sparked rumours of a possible exit for Pepe Reina.
Although the Reds' latest signing refused to disclose details of a recent discussion with manager Brendan Rodgers, he told the Daily Mail that he would not have agreed to the move if he was not confident of obtaining playing time.
"I had a very positive meeting with Brendan Rodgers before signing for Liverpool, I can't say what we discussed, and whether there were any assurances about starting games. That's between us, but it's fair to say the purpose of this move is not so I can look on from the sidelines," Mignolet pointed out.
"The idea, for sure, is that I will play. The aim for me is to have as good a season as I possibly can. I want to at least replicate the form I showed at Sunderland last season, or play even better."
With expectations high at Anfield, Mignolet is relishing the challenge of winning over the fans with hard work.
"I know I am taking a risk, going from Sunderland to a club where I could face a real fight for my place, but I'm not scared of a challenge. I showed that when I went from Sint-Truiden to Sunderland three years ago and started competing for the first-team jersey," he said.
"There will be competition at any club. You have to be ready for that and prepared to work hard to make sure things go your way."