The Liverpool goalkeeper produced a magnificent display in the Super Cup last night.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp spoke to reporters after his side beat Chelsea on penalties to lift the Super Cup trophy last night, and raved about the performance of stand-in stopper Adrian, as quoted by the club’s official website.
The 32-year-old goalkeeper joined the Reds on a free transfer just last week, after his contract with West Ham had expired, and he was instantly called into action after Alisson Becker injured his calf against Norwich City on Friday night.
Adrian was always a dependable squad member for the Hammers, and he might just prove to be an extremely important addition for Liverpool this season.
And Klopp absolutely raved about the Spaniard when speaking to reporters after last night’s game, suggesting that he was surprised by the experienced stopper’s display, as quoted by the club’s official website:
“I don’t know where Adrian was two weeks ago when we played Man City! When I spoke to him for the first time, he told me he had a goalie coach and stuff like this. It was clear he would need time to get fit. He played an incredible game, he had sensational saves. Both goalies had that, but maybe from Adrian it’s a bit more surprising because without pretty much any preparation. I don’t know when he played the last game for West Ham, to be honest, so it’s a while ago. Being ready like he was ready tonight is incredible.”
Alisson is not expected back for another few weeks, according to Klopp, so Adrian will have a real chance to impress his manager.
The Spaniard will be under no illusions, however, as to how hard it will be to displace the Brazilian as Liverpool’s number one in the long-term.
Last night’s display will, of course, do him no harm, however.