Adam Bogdan comments on his aims at Liverpool and competing with Simon Mignolet

Bogdan signed from Bolton Wanderers on a free transfer to provide competition and cover for Simon Mignolet.

New Liverpool goalkeeper Adam Bogdan has told Liverpool's website that he would like to compete with Simon Mignolet for the number one goalkeeper's slot after signing for the Reds from Bolton Wanderers on a free transfer. 

With the departure of last season's second choice goalkeeper Brad Jones, the signing of Bogdan has been seen by many as a direct replacement for the Australian, but Bogdan seems keen to make his mark after signing for the Reds.

He told the official Liverpool website: "To compete with somebody like Simon can only make me better. He sets the bar very high. I hope that can help me with the national team. 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.

"My No.1 personal achievement would be to play as many games as I possibly can. With the team, which is more important, I would like to win trophies. I think we have a really good chance to do that and that's what it's all about. I'm really excited to join a club where I have a chance to do that."

After a poor start to last season, Mignolet found himself out of the side for a few games but returned after an injury to Brad Jones, and his form improved during the second half of the season.

It is important for Bogdan to prepare well every week just in case Mignolet suffers another loss in form. The Reds' new stopper is likely to get a couple of opportunities in the domestic cup competitions as well as the group stages of the Europa League as Brendan Rodgers will try to rotate his squad. 

Bogdan added: "I would like to take this opportunity and play as many games as I possibly can, and be a No.1 'keeper for Liverpool. How do I do that? 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."

It's a big step up for Bogdan from the Championship but he has experience of playing in the Premier League before and seems to be an upgrade on Liverpool's most recent back-up goalkeeper. 

As one would expect with his first interview with the club, he seems to be making all the right noises ahead of getting to work. It will be interesting to see just how he does for the Reds when he gets the opportunity to impress in the first team, and on the club's pre-season tour beforehand. 

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