Adam Bogdan says Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is not a goalkeeper hater

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Bogdan is in line for his third Liverpool appearance for tomorrow night, but has admitted he has yet to have a one-on-one chat with his manager.

Liverpool goalkeeper Adam Bogdan has admitted that he has yet to speak to manager Jurgen Klopp one-on-one since the German was appointed manager in mid-October.

It has been a hectic start to life for the Reds boss who has had 10 games to manage during his time at the club but Liverpool's second choice goalkeeper has seen the qualities of Klopp pretty closely nonetheless, and commented on his approach towards goalkeepers.

Bogdan told the Liverpool Echo: “I have to be honest, I haven't spoken to him one-on-one.

“But his father was a goalkeeper, so he has an idea about the position. He doesn't shout, he's not a goalkeeper-hater like some managers!

“He's a good person, how he comes across in the media is the same as how he is in real life.

“He has a very simple and very clear way that he wants to play, and he gets that message across. He gets everybody pulling in the same direction, and I think you can see that on the pitch."

In terms of a simple message and getting the team pulling in the same direction, it is something that has been said quite a lot since Klopp's arrival.

Bogdan has just managed to make the one appearance under Klopp so far - in the League Cup fourth round win over Bournemouth where he managed to make several fine saves as he recorded his first clean sheet. 

The fascinating quote is about Klopp not being a 'goalkeeper-hater'. It is one area of the side when man-management can be key to success. A goalkeeper can have all the talent in the world but if they are not managed properly, or vilified for every little mistake then in some cases it could break them. As a result, it seems that both Bogdan and Simon Mignolet have warmed to him, even if it is a position that is firmly under the microscope at Anfield right now. 

One does wonder who Bogdan feels is a 'goalkeeper-hater'.

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