So, it’s official.
Liverpool have completed their fourth signing of the summer, although this one looks as if he will have the biggest impact on first-team proceedings as he plays deputy to Alisson as Jurgen Klopp’s No.2 – he even made his debut against Norwich City on Friday when the Brazilian went off injured.
Former West Ham keeper Adrian has signed on a free transfer after leaving the Hammers at the end of last season following Simon Mignolet’s departure for Club Brugge, meaning that the Reds have almost immediately found a new backup for their undisputed No.1.
Let’s take a look at some of the Spaniard’s best moments since arriving in England with the Irons…
The Hammers very nearly stopped Manchester City from recording a 13th consecutive league win back in December 2017, although the Citizens went on to do just that and equal the record.
However, Adrian stepped in for Joe Hart – who was ineligible to face his parent club at the time – to make his furst Premier League appearance of the season and delivered a standout performance.
If anything, this shows that he has a good mentality can be relied on when called upon, something that he will need if he is to successfully deputise for Alisson.
When Adrian thought Kouyate's head was the ball… 😂 pic.twitter.com/TbTgr1FXDO
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) January 4, 2018
This is more of a funny moment instead of being one of the 32-year-old’s ‘best’ as such, but it can’t be ignored.
Back in a game against London rivals Tottenham, the glovesman caught the head of teammate Cheikhou Kouyate instead of the ball, which made for some excellent visual content.
A lot of Liverpool fans will presumably like this one. The Anfield new boy knocked the Reds’ Merseyside rivals Everton out of the FA Cup back in the 2014/15 season with the winning penalty in the shootout.
What made the moment look even cooler was the fact that Adrian whipped his gloves off mid stride, as if to say: “This is about to be over, I won’t be needing these anymore.”
Impressive stuff, to say the least.
Fair play to Adrian, who somehow managed to be the third man to reach Andy Carroll after his winner tonight, despite it not being from a set piece. Pace 🔥 pic.twitter.com/eRNLCLfBSr
— UNILAD Sport (@UNILADFooty) January 2, 2018
A player who Liverpool will know well is involved in this one, whilst memories of another are evoked.
Andy Carroll, the man who the Merseysiders signed for £35m back in 2011, netted a 94th-minute winner against West Brom back in January 2018, which led to Adrian sprinting the length of the pitch to get involved in the celebrations.
Remember when Pepe Reina did the same against Manchester United, Reds fans?