Out-of-favour Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian is determined to secure a transfer away from Anfield ahead of the Monday night deadline, according to reports.
This comes from Estadio Deportivo. They believe both the 34-year-old shot-stopper and Liverpool are both open to the possibility of securing Adrian a transfer in the coming days.
The former West Ham goalkeeper has become a peripheral figure under Jurgen Klopp in recent weeks.
He hasn’t played for Liverpool since October and has seemingly been replaced as the manager’s No.2 goalkeeper by Irishman Caoimhin Kelleher.
With six months left on his current Reds contract, Adrian is now third-choice and has likely played his last game for the club.
The report adds that with just a few days of the window remaining, Liverpool’s hierarchy would be open to allowing Adrian to leave the club for a relatively cheap price.
If the right club comes around, Klopp certainly won’t look to stand in the Spaniard’s way.
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Despite just 18 months on Merseyside, Adrian has enjoyed an eventful tenure throughout his short stint at the club.
Having originally been brought in as a back-up to Alisson Becker, Adrian was quickly called into the spotlight on the opening match of his inaugural season at Anfield.
A calf injury to the Brazilian No.1 forced Adrian to go between the sticks during the 4-1 win against Norwich on the opening match of the 2019/20 campaign.
His first ever start for Liverpool was against Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup, which saw Adrian emerge as the hero saving the decisive spot-kick in a penalty shoot-out victory in Istanbul.
Adrian then clocked up seven consecutive Premier League starts for Liverpool. During that period, he enjoyed a 100 per cent record, including important victories against Arsenal, Chelsea and Leicester City.
His next big moment occurred in the Champions League months later, with Adrian forced to deputise for the injured Alisson once again.
Against Atletico Madrid back in March of last year, Adrian was the unfortunate culprit of costly error that gift-wrapped a way back into the tie for Diego Simeone’s team. Liverpool were eliminated from the competition as a result.
Since that disappointing blow, Adrian became a Premier League champion for the first time in his career.
This term, he has featured against Aston Villa and Everton in the league, while his final outing as a Liverpool goalkeeper looks set to be a vital 1-0 Champions League victory in Amsterdam against Ajax.
If Adrian does leave the club this month, he will depart as an English champion with a host of fond memories to take with him.
Thank you, Adrian.