What Does the Future Hold for Adam Bogdan?

Adam Bogdan has become something of a forgotten man at Liverpool. The Budapest-born keeper has made just two Premier League appearances since being signed by the Reds and the 30-year-old is clearly frustrated by the lack of opportunities he’s been afforded at Anfield. What does the future hold for the Hungarian stopper?

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Bogdan started his career at Vasas but failed to break into the first team. In 2007, he surprisingly moved to Bolton Wanderers where he clocked up over 100 appearances for the Trotters and featured 21 times in the Premier League. One of the more unexpected moves of the 2015 transfer window saw the Hungarian arrive at Liverpool, becoming the Reds third new recruit of the summer. Originally hired as back-up for Simon Mignolet and a replacement for the out-going Brad Jones, Bogdan was expected to fight for his place between the sticks but has failed to make a Premier League appearance since January 8, 2016.

The addition of Loris Karius hasn’t helped Bodgan’s chances of making a name for himself in Merseyside and despite Jurgen Klopp seemingly not fancying the Hungarian, he has also found it difficult to secure a loan move away from the club.  The keeper, who has earned 20 caps for his country, had been heavily linked with a temporary switch to Celtic, where he would link up with his former boss Brendan Rodgers but this failed to materialise. As deadline day approached, rumours surfaced that he was on his way across the M62 hoping to tie up a deal which would take him to Leeds United but once again, this failed to get over the line.

Following his howler against Watford in 2015, Bogdan has developed a reputation for dropping clangers on a regular basis but he isn’t the only Liverpool goalkeeper who is guilty of such offences. Luckily, the Reds have been extremely effective at the other end of the pitch, which has helped take the pressure off of the goalkeepers. Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah have all impressed and have found the net on a regular basis. The latter is now 11/4 in the football betting markets to finish as this season’s top goalscorer in the Premier League. The Egyptian has 23 goals in 27 appearances since joining the club from Roma.

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Bogdan’s Liverpool career hasn’t been helped by a number of injuries which have limited his participation in both the Premier League and FA Cup. His contract with the club expires in 2019 but he is unlikely to stick around for that long. He has been linked with a string of Championship clubs and is unlikely to be short of options. He could also look abroad for his next move. A return to the Hungarian top flight appears unlikely at this stage of his career but a return to his homeland shouldn’t be ruled out.

After failing to leave Merseyside in January, he is likely to go in search of future employment once the 2017/18 campaign has concluded. At 30-years old, Bogdan may not get many more chances to represent his country and desperately needs to put himself back in the shop window and impress new manager Georges Leekens.

Bogdan’s career has stalled and his next move is absolutely essential. He will need to find the perfect club who are able to work with him on restoring his reputation for being a dependable and talented keeper. He must select his next employers extremely carefully and if he can remain fit and command the number one jersey, his frustrating spell at Liverpool will soon be for