Liverpool are hotly tipped to have something of a clearout this summer. The Reds have plenty of deadwood to shift, they’ll be looking to raise funds and free up some of the wage budget by getting rid of fringe players. According to The Evening Standard, Liverpool are willing to let Adrian go just a year after bringing him in.
Liverpool signed Adrian last summer to act as deputy to Alisson Becker.
The Spaniard was a means to an end with Simon Mignolet departing for Club Brugge and Loris Karius still off on loan at Besiktas.
The keeper was involved in the first team much sooner than anticipated. With Ali injured on the Premier League opening day against Norwich, the Spaniard donned the gloves for two months.
The ex-West Ham keeper was more than solid for these eight weeks. He was the hero when The Reds lifted the Super Cup and he gave a strong account of himself both domestically and in the Champions League.
However, his second spell in the net wasn’t as successful. Later on in the season our number one was again injured, forcing Adrian in goal.
In two games he conceded four goals from outside of the box – Ali has conceded just one shot from outside the box since joining Liverpool. His errors dumped The Reds out of the Champions League.
According to The Evening Standard, Liverpool won’t be looking for suitors but won’t stand in the way should bids come in for Adrian.
What RTK has to say
This seems to make sense for all involved.
The Spaniard leaves Liverpool as a Super Cup holder, Premier League champion and world champion.
He has picked up medals unimaginable to him a year ago. We need more quality in our backup keeper, we can’t be panicking if Ali is out injured.
Although Adrian started the season strongly he wasn’t enough when we needed him most. We thank him for his service, hopefully he had a couple of more seasons at a high level.