Liverpool: Which loanees have a future at Anfield?
Liverpool have always been a club where young players are given a chance to prove themselves. Whether one comes up through the academy, bought at a young age or sent out on loan, a youngster can always have hopes about being given a chance at Anfield.
Watching a player out on loan can be an exciting time for the fans as they can see him develop his traits as he tries to earn a place in his parent club.
Liverpool currently have 13 players out on loan. Some are youngsters waiting for their opportunity, while others are a bit older and failed to impress on Merseyside.
So which of these 13 players actually have a future at Liverpool and which loan moves have just prolonged the inevitable about a permanent departure?
Of all the players on this list, Bogdán’s future is the most certain - he will no longer be a Liverpool player after the end of the season.
Signed in the summer of 2015 by then manager Brendan Rodgers after his contract expired at Bolton, the Hungarian was brought in to be Simon Mignolet's understudy. After a run of poor showings from Mignolet, Rodgers' successor Jürgen Klopp gave Bogdán a chance against Watford in December 2015. But the custodian dropped the ball from a corner which lead to a Watford goal just three minutes into the game, thereby destroying his opportunity even before it started properly.
Just one more league appearance and a few more cup games were also filled with mistakes. Bogdán has never played for Liverpool since his first season at the club.
A loan spell at Wigan in 2016 was followed by another to Scottish club Hibernian last summer. Bogdán’s Liverpool contract is up in the summer which will bring an end to his nightmare Reds career.