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Report: Adrian to leave Liverpool for free at end of contract

Adrian will leave Liverpool at the end of his contract, according to reports. The club will assess two internal replacements.

This comes from the Athletic. They claim Adrian will leave Liverpool this summer.

The Spaniard’s contract expires and the Reds won’t offer him a new one. The 34-year-old will depart, then, after two years with Liverpool.

As for his replacement, the club hope to avoid signing one. Instead, they’ll look at Caoimhin Kelleher and Marcelo Pitaluga as potential options.

Kelleher is already in the first-team setup, of course, while Pitaluga arrived this season from Fluminense in Brazil. He currently plays in the academy teams.

What RTK has to say

It’s no surprise that Adrian is off. He had a bad go of things when deputising for Alisson this season and dropped below Kelleher already.

There’s no point having him around as a third-choice option. He’ll leave having made a mark, though.

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24 games – and counting – while playing enough for a Premier League medal last season. Adrian was also a hero in the UEFA Super Cup final last season as the Reds won the trophy.

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So all in all, a highly successful free transfer. No, he’s not good enough to play with any regularity but he certainly played a part in last season’s success.

We’ll back Kelleher to take the no.2 spot, too, if he wants it. Alisson’s injury record should provide the Irishman with opportunities that, hopefully, allow him to develop further.

There is talk that Liverpool want Ugurcan Cakir from Trabzonspor, though. But we imagine they’d much rather give Kelleher the job than pay £15m on someone new.

Pitaluga is an interesting one, too. He’s still fairly new at the club but Liverpool clearly rate him highly if he’s in this discussion.

The implication is that he’ll get the third-choice spot and only feature in an injury crisis. Still, for a teenager who hasn’t been around very long, that’s a show of faith.

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