Who’d have thought it?
Liverpool signed former West Ham United stopper Adrian to replace the outbound Simon Mignolet, who returned to his native Belgium after a two-year spell warming the bench behind Loris Karius and Alisson.
It was a fairly routine, like-for-like replacement on paper. Adrian would occupy Mignolet’s spot in the dugout and await the odd charitable appearance handed to him by Jurgen Klopp, a bit like a gammy pigeon pining for the final crumbs of a sausage roll.
Not in his wildest dreams would the Spaniard have pictured himself being thrust into action the first time he was included in the matchday squad. However, as Golden Glove-winner Alisson gingerly left the pitch on Friday night due to a calf injury, which could see him out of action for up to eight weeks, his wishes became a reality.
Adrian took to Twitter to express how the magic moment made him feel…
— Adrián San Miguel (@AdriSanMiguel) August 11, 2019
While he certainly did nothing wrong on his bow, Liverpool will surely want the reliable Alisson back between the sticks as soon as possible.