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Why signing Adrian would be a fine move for Liverpool

Liverpool are eyeing West Ham goalkeeper Adrian as a proven Premier League replacement for Simon Mignolet, reports Goal.

The Belgian goalkeeper is expected to leave after the Champions League final as he has been used just twice by Jurgen Klopp this season.

While he has been incredibly professional and a boon in the dressing room, with just a few playing years left available to him, the former Sunderland goalkeeper needs to move on.

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Mignolet has been with Liverpool for six years and although he was never the best goalkeeper in the Premier League, he has always given his best for the club.

Goal reports that West Ham shot-stopper Adrian’s name has been mentioned at Melwood but there is yet to be an approach for the Spanish goalkeeper.

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Just like Mignolet at Liverpool, the former Real Betis man has been with West Ham since the start of the 2013/14 season and has plenty of Premier League experience.

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Adrian has made 125 appearances for West Ham and although Lukasz Fabiański has benched him this season, the 32-year-old is the ideal back up goalkeeper.

He has the experience to deal with difficult situations if thrown into the thick of things while he is likely to be content to sit on the bench at Liverpool where his wages will be slightly higher than in London.

All things considered, this is a low-risk signing for the Reds and given Alisson Becker’s quality, it’s not a move that will likely have much bearing on Klopp’s plans for next season.

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