Liverpool face a considerable early test of their credentials on Monday but Simon Mignolet is certain that the Reds can rise to the challenge against Arsenal.

The Emirates Stadium is the venue for an evening meeting between two teams expected to tussle for a spot in the Barclays Premier League’s top four.

Everything has gone to plan for Mignolet and co so far.

The goalkeeper has not been beaten in the opening two matches and Brendan Rodgers’ team have found the breakthrough in each game to notch maximum points.

Facing Arsenal away from home represents a larger obstacle, but the Belgian feels Liverpool have plenty still in reserve to combat the Londoners.

Mignolet told “We have started well and everybody is pleased with what we’ve done so far. But there’s a lot of room for improvement.

“That’s only a good thing when you have won twice and can improve. We want to continue in the same way in the game on Monday against Arsenal.

“It’s not only the fans who look out for a big fixture - we do it as players as well.

“We look forward to the game at the Emirates. We want to do well. We want to continue in the same way that we’ve started the season off and hopefully we can do that.”

It was Mignolet’s compatriot, Christian Benteke, who struck the goal that saw off Bournemouth in the Reds’ first home game of the campaign last Monday.

The No.9 opened his account for the club in front of the Kop during another display that showed what the summer signing will bring to the side.

“He’s a big outlet for us, he gives us the extra option to go long and hold the ball,” said Mignolet.

“The goal he scored will do him the world of good. His confidence will only get better from that; strikers always want to score goals and that will help him settle in.

“He’s done great so far and I’m sure he’ll do well for us this year and score a lot of goals.”

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