Liverpool’s second choice between the sticks, Adrian, put pen to a paper in a deal that will see him continue with the club for at least two more seasons. The shot-stopper arrived at Anfield on a free transfer from West Ham United in the August of 2019 and has since served as a backup to the undisputed first choice, Alisson.
Adrian on his extension with Liverpool FC
“I’m delighted, I’m very happy to stay in the club,” Adrian said. “Firstly, because it’s a reward from the club for the hard work that I’ve been doing since I signed two years ago. I really appreciate that confidence from the club, from the manager, and from everyone involved in that situation.”
“And secondly, and above all of that, it’s a pleasure to stay in Liverpool – it’s such a big club. But being as well a family club, it’s very special for any player to stay here. I am privileged.”
Adrian, who stands the risk of being demoted down the pecking order with the ascent of academy graduate Caoimhin Kelleher, made six appearances this season and kept three clean sheets as Liverpool thrillingly secured Champions League football on the last matchday of the season.
What next for Liverpool?
Meanwhile, Liverpool are reportedly keen on tying down Kelleher too with an improved contract, amid mild interest from other clubs, while a renewal for Brazilian #1 Alisson possibly awaits him on his return from Copa America. They have already secured the services of Ibrahima Konate this summer, and look set to spend on further signings following a disappointing season.