On the 12th June 2015, Liverpool announced the signing of Adam Bogdan on a free transfer after the keeper was released from Bolton Wanderers.
In one of the more weirder signings in the Premier League era for the Reds, Bogdan’s signing was a confusing one for Liverpool fans, who were baffled why the Hungarian international was signed as a backup option to Simon Mignolet despite limited experience in the Premier League.
In six years with the Trotters, Bogdan asserted himself as the number one keeper at the club after winning the starting spot between the sticks in the 2011/12 season that saw Owen Coyle’s side relegated to the Championship after 11 years in the Premier League.
Bogdan made over 100 appearances for Bolton during his time at the club, however at the end of the 2014/15 season the keeper was released after just making 10 appearances all season for the Trotters, and Liverpool moved in quickly to acquire his services on a free transfer.
Here’s how Liverpool fans reacted to the news…
@LFC CALL IT A DAY, LADS. STEVEN GERRARD DIDN’T DIE FOR THIS
— Goob ebening (@1GoldPLTrophy) June 12, 2015
@LFC you better be lining up some top quality signings otherwise ye will have some very angry fans
— John O Sullivan (@Corballyred) June 12, 2015
— Liverpool GFN (@LiverpoolGFN) June 12, 2015
— Junior (@mayhem_92) June 12, 2015
— Paul (@Kolology) June 12, 2015
@LFC shows great character??
— Micha (@KalashnikLove) June 12, 2015
@LFC Do you guys Google ‘free agents in England’?
— Aswin (@Zizouology) June 12, 2015
@lfc LOL this is becoming a joke. Dont just sign anyone who is available, WE NEED QUALITY FAM
— Jamie (@jimmylfc_) June 12, 2015
Being behind Mignolet in the pecking order at Liverpool meant Bogdan was extremely limited to game time on Merseyside. In his first season with the club, the Hungarian international only made six appearances for the club, with three of them coming in the League Cup.
Bogdan, however, won over fans in his first start for the club when the keeper as the hero in Liverpool’s League Cup match against Carlisle United when the former Bolton number one made two saves in the penalty shootout to send the Reds to the fourth round of the competition.
The keeper returned to action just in time for the 2018/19 season, where he again was shipped out on loan by Jurgen Klopp, this time to Scottish side Hibernian where Bogdan has so far made 26 appearances for the Edinburgh-based club.
Liverpool fans, what is your favourite memory of Bogdan? Let us know!