Mignolet arrived from Sunderland this week.
And he appeared to confirm he had been signed as a replacement, rather than understudy.
"I had a very positive meeting with Brendan Rodgers before signing for Liverpool," he said. "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."