There is no question that Adrian played a big role in Liverpool booking their spot in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Sunday afternoon.
The Spaniard made three big saves, as noted by WhoScored, in the first half of the contest, which was ultimately decided by a late strike from Curtis Jones.
Adrian is no longer Liverpool’s first-choice goalkeeper following the return of Alisson Becker from injury.
The 33-year-old’s early-season form – conceding only eight times in eight Premier League starts – clearly resonated with Jurgen Klopp, though, as he was trusted to start between the sticks in the Merseyside derby.
And a whole host of the Liverpool fans have lavished praise on his display.
Unbelievable Adrian once again
— Sadio (@WarriorLFC) January 5, 2020
Big performance Adrian, you kept us in it!
— (@BSSLFC) January 5, 2020
what a performance
— Vik⚜️ (@LFCVik) January 5, 2020
Unbelievable Adrian! Kept us in the game with them 3 brilliant saves in the first half
— Kris (@_LLCoolK) January 5, 2020
Meanwhile, a number of the club’s fans have paid tribute to Adrian in general for his form since arriving at Anfield from West Ham United.
Much harder than you’d think… Can you name Liverpool’s top scorers for each of these 25 seasons?
2nd best goalkeeper in England.
— Liverpool Red (@lfcredynwa) January 5, 2020
My MOTM. Kept us in the game. Could have easily been 3 down despite being the better team. What a man. Best Spanish Keeper in the league.. He’s one of our own❤️
— Bobby Firmino Stan Account (@bevanR77) January 5, 2020
We love you, I hope you know that
— Harry (@HarryLombardi) January 5, 2020
Meanwhile, a number of the club’s fans were also delighted with the performance of another player during the impressive victory over Carlo Ancelotti’s side.