Chris Kirkland comments on Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Liverpool Women goalkeeping coach Chris Kirkland talks with Anke Preuss during the WSL game at Prenton Park on January 28, 2019 in Birkenhead, England.

Adrian is deputising for Alisson between the Liverpool posts at the moment.

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Alisson Becker of Liverpool during a training session at Melwood Training Ground on October 15, 2019 in Liverpool, England.

Chris Kirkland has told The Times that Adrian will not be a problem when he loses his place in the Liverpool starting lineup to Alisson against Manchester United this weekend.

Recovery from injury

Alisson is the first-choice goalkeeper at Liverpool, but the Brazil international has not played since he suffered a calf injury against Norwich City on the opening day of the Premier League season.

The 27-year-old goalkeeper has returned to training with the Reds, as reported by Sky Sports, and the former AS Roma star could start against Manchester United in the Premier League this weekend.

 

Dropping out

This means that Adrian will have to drop out, with the former West Ham United goalkeeper having played regularly since Alisson suffered the injury.

The 32-year-old goalkeeper joined the Reds in the summer transfer window on a free after leaving West Ham at the end of last season.

Former Liverpool goalkeeper Kirkland believes that Adrian will not create any problem when manager Jurgen Klopp drops him for Alisson.

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Adrian of Liverpool during a training session at Melwood Training Ground on October 15, 2019 in Liverpool, England.

Positive reaction

Kirkland told The Times: “Adrian will have known when he signed that he was playing second fiddle to Alisson.

“There will be no throwing his toys out of the pram. Jurgen Klopp has said he has been a big personality around the club since signing.

“He will support Alisson now. Calf injuries are horrible and you can’t take any chances with them. It is a hell of a game for Alisson to come back into.”

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Liverpool Women goalkeeping coach Chris Kirkland talks with Anke Preuss during the WSL game at Prenton Park on January 28, 2019 in Birkenhead, England.

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