Liverpool are the only team with a 100% start to the new Premier League season.
Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher were critical of Adrian’s ‘ludicrous’ decision-making during Liverpool’s 3-1 win over Arsenal on Saturday evening at Anfield.
In the first half, Adrian decided to come off his line following a through ball from Joe Willock, but Virgil van Dijk had the ball and Pepe’s forward run covered.
Despite that, Adrian opted to come off his line to kick the ball away, but his clearance only ended up falling at the feet of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who failed to hit the open target.
Speaking during their commentary stint on Sky Sports Premier League (24/08/2019), Neville and Carragher were left unimpressed with what Adrian was trying.
“I have seen a number of these type of keepers over the years, the mad ones,” Neville told Sky Sports PL. “They do ludicrous things. You’re just thinking, ‘oh, stay out the way, get out the way’. Virgil van Dijk is there. He’s got control of it [the through ball and Pepe’s run forward].
“No matter what happens it’s always the goalkeeper’s fault that,” Carragher added. “They can see everything. They can see the full picture. They know where the attacker is and they know where the defenders are.”
Adrian is currently in between the sticks for Liverpool because Alisson Becker has been on the sidelines since the opening day of the season.
His return will be eagerly awaited by the Liverpool supporters because they are yet to keep a clean sheet this term, but they have maximum points on the board.
At the weekend, they will face a tough test because they travel to Turf Moor to take on Sean Dyche’s Burnley, who have had a healthy start to the new season.