Liverpool simply have to go and sign a new sub goalkeeper this summer if the rumours of Caoimhin Kelleher’s departure are true.
The Daily Mail have reported that the Irish keeper is set to go out on loan for next season
Despite promoting him to second-choice goalkeeper last campaign, the club seemingly believes that he needs to get a season of regular game time to progress to the next step of his development.
With Kelleher potentially on the way out, Liverpool are said to be interested in renewing the contract of Adrian and reinstating him as Alisson’s deputy between the sticks.
It is a decision that has upset the majority of Reds, who have made their feelings known on social media.
Adrian not good enough to be sub goalkeeper for a top-class team
Despite Adrian’s likeable personality, the Spaniard simply isn’t good enough to be Liverpool’s second-choice goalkeeper.
Especially not when the first-choice, Alisson, is as injury-prone as he is. The Brazilian missed eight games in 2020/21 and 14 in 2019/20.
The odds are that he will miss a handful again next season. If Adrian is the man to replace him in goal, then Liverpool may have an issue.
The 34-year-old is too error-prone. He has made numerous costly mistakes during his time on Merseyside, both with his feet and with his hands.
There is a reason that Kelleher moved above him in the pecking order, after all.
If the Irishman does go out on loan, it would be incompetent of Liverpool to not sign someone new.
There are plenty of goalkeepers around that are better than Adrian and would happily sit on the bench for most of the season.
The likes of Granada’s Rui Silva, Hamburg’s Sven Ulreich and even Gianluigi Buffon will be free agents at the end of this month. Each of that trio would be less likely to make a big mistake and cost the team a goal than Adrian.
Liverpool should certainly look into making one of them their new sub goalkeeper for next season.