Liverpool goalkeeper Adam Bogdan undergoes Wigan Athletic medical ahead of season-long loan

Out-of-favour Liverpool goalkeeper Adam Bogdan will spend the 2016-17 season at Wigan Athletic in the Championship with the Hungarian having had a medical with the Latics on Tuesday and a deal expected to be officially confirmed in the coming days.

Liverpool goalkeeper Adam Bogdan undergoes Wigan Athletic medical ahead of season-long loan

Jürgen Klopp will continue the clear-out of his Liverpool squad with Adam Bogdan set to seal a season-long loan to Wigan Athletic.

The Hungarian goalkeeper only signed for the Reds last summer from Bolton Wanderers but endured a forgettable first season, making just six appearances in all competitions, and is keen to move on in order to play more regular football.

He was with the Latics on Tuesday to complete a medical, having been absent from Liverpool's first-team squad when the two teams met for a pre-season friendly at the DW Stadium on Sunday.

Bogdan set to seal loan move to Wigan in next few days

Klopp is understood to have spoken personally to Wigan manager Gary Caldwell after the game at the weekend, discussing any potential deals - including one for Bogdan - between the two clubs.

Earlier this summer, Liverpool rebuffed the advances of the Championship outfit for highly-rated teenage midfielder Cameron Brannagan.

While the absences of Alberto Moreno, Brad Smith and Marko Grujic from the squad for Liverpool's 2-0 friendly win over Wigan were revealed, Bogdan's went unexplained - leading to speculation over his uncertain future.

The 28-year-old was back in training at Melwood on Monday but is expected to seal his move to Wigan within the next few days, meaning he will play no part in Wednesday's final home soil friendly against Huddersfield Town or the club's tour of North America.

Bogdan's dire Watford display was the beginning of the end for his Liverpool career. (Picture: Getty Images)
Bogdan's dire Watford display was the beginning of the end for his Liverpool career. (Picture: Getty Images)

In his place, Academy shotstopper Shamal George will travel to the US as third-choice behind Simon Mignolet and summer signing Loris Karius, who has started in all three of the Reds' friendlies so far and has yet to concede a goal. 

The club are also pondering over whether to hand veteran goalkeeper Alex Manninger a contract with the Austrian, who has played for Arsenal, Juventus and most recently Augsburg, training at Melwood.

The 39-year-old played in all 34 of Augsburg's Bundesliga fixtures last term and could come in as a third-choice, with youngsters Ryan Fulton and Danny Ward having gone out on loan to Chesterfield and Huddersfield.

Bogdan's move - albeit only on loan - brings the curtain down on a woeful 12 months on Merseyside.

He initially made a strong impression, saving three penalties in a shoot-out victory over Carlisle United in the third round of the League Cup before making a number of fine stops in a 1-0 win over Bournemouth in the next round.

'Keeper's exit ends lacklustre Liverpool career

But on his third appearance, his Premier League debut away at Watford in December, he spilled a corner-kick allowing Nathan Ake to score for the Hornets inside just three minutes as they went on to win 3-0 at Vicarage Road.

Another below-par performance, this time away at Exeter City in the FA Cup in January in a 2-2 draw, culminated in him conceding directly from a corner against the Reds' League Two opponents.

That cost him his place as back-up to No.1 Mignolet, with Danny Ward taking his place after returning on loan from Aberdeen and making two Premier League displays.

Bogdan's appearance on the final day of last season as part of the much-changed side which faced West Bromwich Albion is now likely to be his last for the club.

His lack of game time meant that Bogdan missed out on Hungary's squad for Euro 2016, the national team's first major tournament in 44 years. Hungary reached the Round of 16 before being thrashed 4-0 by Belgium.

Karius' arrival this summer pushed Bogdan further down the pecking order, with the German seen to provide greater competition to Mignolet between the sticks.

Therefore, Bogdan will move to Wigan for the 2016-17 campaign where he will compete with Jussi Jaaskelainen and Lee Nicholls under Caldwell.

Klopp has led a clear-out of sorts in the last few weeks with Jordon Ibe, Martin Skrtel and Sergi Canos all leaving the club as he trims his first-team squad.

With Christian Benteke and Mario Balotelli expected to follow, the futures of Tiago Ilori, Lucas Leiva and Lazar Markovic are also up in the air.

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