Liverpool players are set to return to Melwood this weekend to begin preparations for a grueling pre-season comprising three-a-day training sessions and a whopping nine friendlies on two continents. Having not been called up to deputize Hungary's sweatpants keeper Gabor Kiraly at the Euros, Adam Bodan will be amongst those returning to Merseyside, but he's deeply pessimistic that there's much point in his returning.
"[Simon] 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," the ginger giant told Goal Hungary. "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."
With Danny Ward preferred by Klopp in situations where Simon Mignolet was given a rest, the writing was already on the wall for Bogdan last season. Loris Karius' arrival certainly compounds the problem for both Mignolet and Bogdan, but it's Bogdan who is likely to lose out in the long run. It seems optimistic that Bogdan could return to Liverpool rather than be sold outright should he find himself a successful loan spell, but athletes are well versed in trying to find the silver linings in depressing situations.