Adam Bogdan is determined to get a loan move away from Liverpool as soon as possible, suggesting that there is “no point” attending pre-season with the club as he wouldn’t be playing at all this season anyway, as reported by Goal Hungary (via the Echo).
The shot-stopper was signed to give some real competition to Simon Mignolet, but has so far failed to do so. With the arrival of Loris Karius he’s now slipped further down the pecking order, and he sees no hope of getting first-team football this season.
“Mignolet and Danny Ward will get a few weeks to rest after Euro 2016 so there is a strong chance I will go to the USA training camp,” he said.
“My goal is to get a loan deal as soon as possible. There is not much point going to the USA after my last half-year, plus the new arrival of a goalkeeper shows that they don’t count on me.
“I want to rebuild my good form. I want to play games weekly and get back to the national team.
“The goal is to get loaned out. I could stay but I would need incredible luck or a lot of injuries to climb the ladder.
“I can get out of this situation by performing well somewhere else. Then if life allows it, return to Liverpool. I need to go to prove my worth.”
He’s probably right, as Karius is a top quality keeper who will certainly come in ahead of him. Many feel that the German shot-stopper will instantly take the No.1 spot from Mignolet too, but either way Bogdan is likely to be third choice.
It doesn’t seem like he has a particularly bright future at the club, and you have to feel a little bad for him. He never really looked like having the necessarily quality to be first-choice, and with Karius’ arrival a loan move is probably the minimum that he needs.
It’s admirable that he wants to earn a spot at the club through solid performances elsewhere, but at the moment it’s hard to see that happening. It looks instead, like Bogdan will be another casualty of the Brendan Rodgers transfer era.