Simon Mignolet says he's arrived at Liverpool to play.

The former Sunderland goalkeeper signed for the Reds this week.

"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," said the Belgian.

"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. 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."