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Liverpool: James Pearce on Adrian’s future

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James Pearce of The Athletic has been discussing the of Liverpool Adrian during a recent episode of The Red Agenda podcast.

The Spaniard signed for the Reds back in August 2019 from United on a free and since his arrival, he has gone on to make 18 appearances for the club (as per Transfermarkt.co.uk).

Just prior to the lockdown, Liverpool were eliminated from this season’s UEFA Champions League by Atletico Madrid, a game in which the 33-year-old was guilty of a ‘catastrophic blunder’ and a ‘dreadful clearance’.

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Despite the aforementioned high-profile errors, according to Pearce, Jurgen Klopp remains happy with the former Real Betis stopper as his number two for the time being. He said: “The last I heard, they’re very content with Adrian. I don’t see the need, really, to make a change there.

“He got a lot of stick just before the lockdown with the mistakes he made against Chelsea in the FA Cup and Atletico [Madrid] in the Champions League.

“He’s a very good number-two goalkeeper – the reason why Liverpool’s progress was so seamless in the opening months of the season was because he slotted in so well in the absence of Alisson.”

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Liverpool spent £56.25m to bring Alisson Becker to the club from Roma back in July 2018 and therefore we believe it is fair to say that any coming into the would be doing so with the understanding they will be playing second fiddle to the Brazilian which would subsequently limit Jurgen Klopp’s options in the market.

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