Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that first-choice goalkeeper Alisson will be out “for the next few weeks” following the injury he suffered against Norwich City on Friday night, with recent arrival Adrian set to step in for the foreseeable future.
The Reds only brought the Spaniard to Anfield last week on a free transfer, but he didn’t have to wait long to make his debut as replaced his Brazilian teammate 39 minutes in against the Canaries.
While that was the former West Ham United stopper’s 126th Premier League appearance meaning he has plenty of top flight experience, he has had his fair share of dodgy moments of the years, which could be worrying for a club chasing the title.
Here are three examples…
Stoke blunder leads to Bojan goal
West Ham looked to be on their way to three points at home to Stoke City in 2016 following a second-half own goal from Glenn Whelan, but a moment of madness from Adrian allowed the Potters to snatch a point.
The Spaniard raced out of his area to try and stop a cross from Jon Walters, but as well as failing to prevent that and also bringing the attacker down, Bojan was on hand to score the equaliser.
Manager at the time Slaven Bilic said post-match: “It’s a mistake by Adrian”.
Firmino has time for a no-look finish after Adrian error
The Irons found themselves 2-0 at Anfield approaching the hour-mark, at a point where the next goal was always going to be crucial.
Unfortunately for the visitors, a mistake by Adrian gifted Jurgen Klopp’s men a third goal, with striker Roberto Firmino even having enough time to produce a no-look finish into the net.
Another day to forget for the stopper, who picked up a 4/10 rating from Football London.
Concedes four, should have done better with Ki shot
Just a week after the Anfield error, Adrian once again lined up between the sticks for the trip to south Wales to face Swansea – but the result was exactly the same.
The goalkeeper may have been less at fault than the previous away trip despite conceding four goals, but he should have done a lot better from Ki Sung-yueng’s opener for the Swans.
It was hardly well-hit from outside the penalty area as you can see here, but it still beat Adrian’s out-stretched arm to nestle in the bottom corner.
For the second successsive week, it was a 4/10 rating for the stopper from Football London.
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