In the latest Liverpool team news, goalkeeper Simon Mignolet is adamant he has no plans to leave the club this summer and is determined to battle for a starting role at Anfield.

Having not featured for the Merseysiders since their 3-2 defeat to West Brom in the FA Cup at the end of January, there has been plenty of speculation linking Mignolet with a departure from Liverpool this summer.

However, Mignolet is determined to fight for his position at Anfield and has no plans to leave the club, who are 13/1 with Mr Green to win the Champions League this season.

When questioned if he was considering a transfer in the summer window, Mignolet said: “No, always the only thing you try to do is prove every time in training you are ready for when the chance comes along.

“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 is believed to have attracted plenty of interest while there is speculation surrounding his future, with the likes of Celtic, Newcastle United and Napoli all being linked with the 30-year-old’s services.

However the shot-stopper claims he has no intention to hand in a transfer request and cut short his time under manager Jurgen Klopp.

“I’ve had a few conversations with the manager already and we have spoken about numerous things,” Mignolet added. “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”.

Liverpool will be action once again after the international break when they make the trip to Crystal Palace on Saturday.

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