Simon Mignolet
Liverpool have been handed a major fitness boost ahead of their clash against Arsenal as goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has declared that he is ready for actionGetty Images

Liverpool have been handed a major fitness boost ahead of their clash against Arsenal as goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has declared that he is ready for action.

The Reds goalkeeper, who picked up an ankle knock during Liverpool's loss to Manchester United had traveled with Belgium for their games against Cyprus and Israel.

The Belgian international underwent tests had and then revealed that he is fully fit, which will come as a big boost to manager Brendan Rodgers ahead of a make-or-break clash against top four rivals Arsenal.

"Always nice to be back with @BelRedDevils first we get this ankle sorted before Saturdays game!" Mignolet tweeted, before confirming that he is fully fit 24 hours later.

Mignolet, who came in for a lot of criticism for his poor performances at the start of the season, has been one of the star players in recent months, which saw Liverpool go on a 13-match unbeaten run until their defeat at the hands of United last week.

The 27-year-old former Sunderland keeper, was dropped by the manager for his performances, but he has now established himself as one of the first names on the team sheet.

Mignolet took to twitter to confirm his availability for Belgium and for the Merseyside club's quest to qualify for next season's Champions League.

"Back to full fitness since yesterday. Gym session this morning, last training before #belcyp later today," the Belgian goalkeeper confirmed.

Rodgers will be mighty pleased with his goalkeeper's admission as the Reds boss is already without Steven Gerrard and Martin Skrtel, both of whom are suspended and latest reports suggest that Daniel Sturridge has suffered a tear on his hip muscle, which could keep him out for up to a month.