New Liverpool signing Adam Bogdan has warned Simon Mignolet he is at Anfield to be the first choice goalkeeper, and not simply serve as the Belgian's stand-in.
The Merseysiders announced the signing of the 27-year-old former Bolton custodian on 12 June as part of the Brendan Rodgers' summer overhaul, which has also seen James Milner, Danny Ings, Joe Gomez and Roberto Firmino join the club.
The Hungary international arrived at Anfield as a free agent after spending eight seasons at Bolton, impressing Rodgers with his performance during the last season's FA Cup fourth round game against Liverpool.
Many have assumed Bogdan will cover for the departure of Brad Jones as Mignolet's understudy after the Australian left the club with just five appearances last campaign.
But Bogdan has claimed he is ready to be the Liverpool number one and is looking forward to the battle with Mignolet.
"I would like to take this opportunity and play as many games as I possibly can, and be a number one keeper for Liverpool. How do I do that? I have to do it on the training ground first of all, I have to prove myself and prove to the manager that I'm able to do that. Then when I get the chance, I have to take it and play well. That's how it works," the Hungarian said to the club's official website.
"I think it's a massive challenge. I know [Mignolet] as a keeper, I've been watching him and we are a very similar age. I respect him as a keeper. I haven't had a chance to meet him yet, but I'm sure we're going to get along very well and we're going to have a good relationship.
"We're going to compete, of course, that's the nature of this position and the sport. But I'm sure we're going to help each other as well; I have always been very close to the keepers I have worked with. It's going to be a big challenge but at the same time we are going to help each other."
Bogdan hopes that the battle with Mignolet will see the duo get the best out of each other, saying that Liverpool need to improve between the sticks to win trophies.
"My top personal achievement would be to play as many games as I possibly can. With the team, which is more important, I would like to win trophies. I think we have a really good chance to do that and that's what it's all about. I'm really excited to join a club where I have a chance to do that," he added.