Liverpool goalkeeper addressed his future this week as he enters the final year of his Anfield contract. The veteran has a decision to make.
Adrian didn’t exactly have a notable season for Liverpool this year. He featured just once – a 2-0 EFL Cup win over Preston North End back in late October. And that appearance only came about before Caohimin Kelleher was injured.
And so it’s difficult to see a long-term future at Liverpool for Adrian. He’s now 35, not playing and entering the final year of his contract at the club. In fact, it might be difficult to see a short-term future.
The man himself recently talked about that future in an interview with Cadena SER. He says it’ll be time to evaluate things this summer.
“We all want to play, and this season has not been as he would have liked,” said Adrian. “When we finish the season, we will evaluate; I still have a lot to contribute.
“I love my profession and being a professional. We will evaluate when the time comes.
“I would say yes [to a Spain return], with a bit more strength. Obviously, the country pulls a little, and I would like to return to La Liga, but that’s only if the opportunity arises. But I still have a year left on my contract.”
Adrian and his Liverpool future
It’s very, very difficult to see why Adrian would remain with Liverpool if he wants to play football. Alisson is the clear no.1 at the club and now the much younger Kelleher is above him in the pecking order. With the Irishman getting better and better, we don’t see how Adrian will ever get ahead of him.
And it appears Liverpool might see it that way, too. The Daily Mail claims that the Reds want a goalkeeper and the most obvious exit to create room for that is Adrian.
So with the player and club evaluating the situation this summer, we can’t help but think this is the end of Adrian at Liverpool.