While it’s unlikely that new Liverpool reserve ‘keeper Adam Bogdan will see much action during the coming campaign, that doesn’t mean that the Hungarian shot-stopper, who arrived from Championship Bolton Wanderers at the begining of July, won’t be gunning for Simon Mignolet’s spot in the starting eleven.
“Of course, I would like to take this opportunity and play as many games as I possibly can, and be a No.1 ‘keeper for Liverpool,” he said in his first interview with the official website. “How do I do that?,” he continued, “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.”
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Although he hasn’t stopped a shot in the famous red shirt quite yet, Kopites around the world will already be familiar with the 27-year old after he put in a Man of the Match performance to deny the Reds easy progression to the fifth round of the FA Cup as the Trotters secured a lucrative replay back at the Macron Stadium. While the hosts looked disjointed at worst and unlucky at best, there’s no denying that Bogdan played a massive role in keeping them at bay, and with his move to Liverpool shining the spotlight on him even more, he’ll be looking to use what he learns from Mignolet to help him earn a starting role with the Hungarian national side.
“Absolutely – to compete with somebody like Simon can only make me better,” enthused the Reds new ‘keeper. “He sets the bar very high. I hope that can help me with the national team,” he continued. “It’s a dream of mine to play for the national team, I have managed to get 19 caps so far and I would like to have more of course. I believe I can.”