Cape Town - Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has revealed that he won't accept being the number two at the club.
The Belgium international has seen his stock fall in recent times under manager Jurgen Klopp, with the 28-year-old now the backup option to Loris Karius.
Klopp revealed in late October that the shot-stopper was now his second choice and would only feature in cup matches while Karius remained fit.
The German keeper has been a steady presence in the Liverpool goal, whereas Mignolet has become known for making the occasional mistake.
Nonetheless, he explained his determination to return to the number one position for the Reds.
"I've never been on the bench in my career! I don't want that and I won't accept it either," he told Belgian television channel TV Limburg.
"I will keep fighting to return as the first-choice goalkeeper. It's not right (to suggest I'm leaving Liverpool), that's for the future. I am fully focused."
Mignolet has made just one appearance for the Merseyside club since Karius started his first Premier League match in a 5-1 victory over Hull City in late September.
He has made 156 appearances for the club since joining from Sunderland in 2013/14.