Date: 16th October 2019 at 8:30pm
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OPINION

With Alisson Becker returning to full fitness over the international break, Liverpool are soon to be back to full strength ahead of the trip to Manchester United.

Jurgen Klopp will surely be delighted with the news, despite the Reds not suffering in his absence – winning all eight of their opening games in the Premier League to open up an eight-point gap at the top.

Summer signing Adrian has come into the side and has been excellent in between the sticks at Anfield, meaning that losing the Brazilian international has not been a massive setback.

Former Brazilian star Rivaldo has sent a warning to Klopp and the Reds recently, claiming despite his quality, they should not rush at re-introducing the South American back into the action against the Red Devils.

“This is his first match in a few months and perhaps it could be a little risky to put him in to play in such a big match,” he said as quoted by the Mirror.

“Of course, it would be better to have him fully match fit having played a few games already, but that’s not the case, however, his experience and quality should be enough to mask that lack of sharpness.”

Klopp could acknowledge the advice of Rivaldo by keeping faith with Adrian, who fully deserves to keep his spot at Old Trafford after weeks of being a pivotal part of the side.

The 32-year-old has averaged 1.7 saves per 90 minutes in the 10 games he has played in all competitions so far in this campaign [WhoScored] and has more than proved himself as a capable replacement.

Klopp obviously doesn’t have to listen to the advice given to him by Rivaldo, but Adrian would fully deserve the opportunity to continue when they travel to Manchester.

The Reds’ boss should heed the advice from Rivaldo, by sticking with Adrian and allowing him to continue his run of starts on Sunday.