Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet says he is focused on regaining the number one spot from Loris Karius and will not try to force a move away from Anfield, despite being relegated to second-choice under Jurgen Klopp.
The Belgian international, who signed for Liverpool back in 2013, started the season as the domestic first-choice in goal for the Reds, however his shaky form soon meant he was overshadowed by fellow goalkeeper Karius half way through the season.
Speculation around Mignolet's future has been rife, following his comments back in January, when he was quoted speaking about his situation at Anfield, saying it "can not last too long, that’s clear".
However, when facing questions over his future in a pre-match press conference ahead of Belgium's friendly with Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, Mignolet was keen to share his thoughts on regaining his place in Klopp's line-up.
“You always have to be ready for when the chance comes along,” Mignolet told Sky Sports.
“That’s the only thing I can do so I try to stay professional in training, try to work as hard as I can, show that I’m ready for whenever the chance happens.
“That’s the only thing you do really, then it is up to the manager or the coach to give you the nod.
“It is never easy of course because I have never in my career spent time on the bench, but it is how it is and the only thing you can do is try to change it but it is never easy.”
Mignolet, when asked whether he is thinking about making a move away from Anfield or fighting for his place, added: “I’ve had a few conversations with the manager already and we have spoken about numerous things.
“I’m always open and he’s always open, you know how he is, but at this time it is not the time and place to do that.”