Goalkeeper Adam Bogdan signed with Liverpool on a free over the summer in the hopes of competing for the starting role at the club. So far, he hasn't had many chances. The 27-year-old Hungarian, though, insists he's staying calm, working hard, and biding his time.
"The way I stay patient is because I had a chance to play and the main thing is that I'm hoping that gets me another chance," said Bogdan, who has impressed in both of Liverpool's Capital One Cup fixtures this season and earned a clean sheet against Bournemouth the last time out.
He played well enough in the Bournemouth match in particular that some speculated he could be in line for a Europa League appearance the next week when Liverpool travelled to Russia to take on Rubin Kazan. That chance never materialized, but Bogdan remains hopeful for his next.
"This is the nature of football [and] the nature of this position," explained the goalkeeper. "There's only one person can play and if that guy is doing really well it's really hard to take over. But at the same time it's good because it shows that the work we're doing in training is paying off."
Like many of his teammates, after a shaky start to the season, Simon Mignolet looks to have settled under new manager Jürgen Klopp. That makes Bogdan's task more difficult, but with another cup match—this time against Swansea on November 29th—on the horizon, he will get his chance.
"He's working extremely hard [and] the team is doing well," Bogdan added. "It's really good to see as well. I need to do my job and once the chance comes just try to take it."