What a rollercoaster start to his Anfield career Adrian has had. The Liverpool stopper was signed with the express intention of warming the bench every week, but circumstances and injury have dictated that he has been firmly thrust into the limelight way more often than Jurgen Klopp would have liked. After endearing himself to the Kop no end with his penalty heroics against Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup final, the Spaniard came crashing back down to earth with a less than convincing display in the 2-1 win over Southampton last week, with his calamitous clearance costing his side a late goal. And he continued his speculative form with a couple of heart-in-mouth moments in the Reds’ 3-1 win over Arsenal on Saturday evening. As a stopper, the 32-year-old is perfectly fine, but when it comes to decision making or using his feet, the gulf in quality between him and usual first choice Alisson Becker is seismic. Of his average of 8.5 long balls in the Premier League per game this season prior to the clash against the Gunners, Adrian misplaced five, as per Whoscored, and while he may have only misplaced an average of one short pass per match, that kind of mistake can be incredibly costly. The sooner Alisson returns, the sooner Liverpool fans can start sleeping easy at night again.
Live 4 Liverpool have gathered some of the best tweets below:
Adrian is a donut, we need Alisson back ASAP.
— – (@AnfieldRd96) August 24, 2019
He was surplus to requirements at West Ham ffs, says it all
— Christian Cullen (@ChristyCLFC) August 24, 2019
— Kreeshee (@kreeshee) August 24, 2019
Nah bruh we’re conceding. Adrian is dodgy af
— RF9 (@ftblarj) August 24, 2019
Adrian is so trash omds
— Mozy (@AnwarMozyy) August 24, 2019
When is Alisson coming back Adrian is absolute garbage
— Winter Is Here!!! (@FayaLinden) August 24, 2019
Adrian is a terrible keeper, terrible with his feet, he contributes nothing but being able to wear a keeper jersey
— dyl.2 (@dylan_oates8) August 24, 2019