Liverpool's Simon Mignolet doesn't want to be backup to Loris Karius

Simon Mignolet says he does not want to be Liverpool's second-choice goalkeeper and insists he will never give up the fight to win back the starting spot.

Mignolet impressed in Tuesday night's 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the EFL Cup but is set to make way for Loris Karius when the Reds face Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday.

Jurgen Klopp revealed earlier this week that Karius is his No. 1 goalkeeper for the foreseeable future. However, Mignolet believes he can win back his job with performances on the pitch and on the training ground, providing the challenge is a "fair" one.

"I was happy to play -- that's what you want to do week in week out," Mignolet said. "I don't want to be a No. 2, that's clear. I want to play. I will keep fighting to get my place back.

"I will never give up fighting firstly because that's not in my character to just give up. Secondly because I am not in a situation where I can sit on the bench. I'm 28 years old and I want to play week in week out.

"So I'll work hard and I'll never give up -- giving up is not what I want to do. I see it as a challenge that I can overcome. Hopefully it will be a fair challenge based on performances put in on the pitch."

Regardless of whether he plays or not, Mignolet says his teammates will have his full backing in every game from the substitutes' bench.

"I will always support the team and the club," the former Sunderland keeper added. "I am a Liverpool player and I am grateful for the support I get from the fans. It's always nice to see that and hear that they are behind you.

"The only thing I can then do is to play my best, work hard and keep my head down like I've always been doing.

"Then in the end you can't complain that you have, how you say, let yourself down. I want to keep my head up and be professional.

"I can only do my job to the best of my ability -- be the best I can. Hopefully I can get my chance again to show what I can do. I don't want that to take long.

"I was happy with my performance against Tottenham. Sometimes as a keeper you have to help the team out in important moments and I did that."

Meanwhile, Divock Origi feels Jurgen Klopp's much-changed side showed "big heart" in the fourth-round win over Spurs.

"We knew it would be intensive, but I think we showed big heart," Origi told the club's official website. "It was a mix between young players and experienced players and we tried to enjoy the game and keep control of the game.

"At the beginning we had to find each other, we also changed the formation, but the coach told us just to play with our qualities and that he believed in us 100 percent, and we have a lot of quality in the group."

Daniel Sturridge's goals at Anfield secured Liverpool's place in the quaterfinals and Origi feels the he worked well in tandem with his strike partner.

"I think we tried to look for each other and we're very happy that Daniel scored," Origi added. "He's a top striker, we created the chances all together and it's a good thing that we have a lot of options everywhere."