Bit-part Liverpool man makes Klopp vow and looks to avoid Anfield exit


Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian has spoken of his fondness for life on Merseyside and says he hopes to have convinced Jurgen Klopp he is worthy of a longer stay.

The Spanish custodian joined the Reds last season as a free agent and has, perhaps surprisingly, featured 18 times this season. That’s certainly more than originally anticipated with undisputed No 1 Alisson suffering two spells on the sidelines.

Nonetheless, the transfer has worked to Adrian’s liking with the player earning a title winners’ medal to go with the World Club Cup and European Super Cup.

However, his time in the spotlight has not come without criticism and the 33-year-old has been prone to errors this season.

That has led to suggestions Adrian could be offloaded, with a young Turkey star sought as a potential replacement.

Adrian, however, has already opened up on his wish to stay amid reports linking him back to LaLiga.

The player has since followed that up with an interview with Mundo Deportivo.

Speaking to the Spanish paper, via Sport Witness, Adrian says he’s prepared to ‘run through walls’ for Klopp.

“Yes, yes, totally I would,” Adrian said. “He’s the team manager and he’s one of a kind.

“Klopp makes you feel very close to all players. He is so normal, so human. Respect is not bought; it is earned little by little and that is why people trust him fully.”



Adrian has also admitted his wish to stay at Liverpool until he retires, adding: “I’m 33 and I hope to stay here much longer. Goalkeepers can endure more than an outfield player.

“I have one more year of contract here, plus another optional one. This first season has been spectacular.

“In football we don’t know where we are going to be tomorrow. A year ago, I was without a contract. You have to enjoy this and live in the moment, but why not [retire at Liverpool]?”


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Adrian on Liverpool title glory

The former West Ham man admits he’s staggered by what Liverpool have achieved in his first season at Anfield.

The Reds are celebrating their first domestic league title since 1990, though Klopp has cooled talk of heavy investment.

“It had not been achieved for 30 years, that’s why it’s been extraordinary. Now we will try to beat the record of 100 points,” he said.

“The team has suffered many ups and downs, but has taken a step forward today. Winning the Premier League was the only thorn left for a long time, because many great players and coaches have not succeeded. Now a coach that you already know, like Jurgen, and a very high-quality and hard-working staff, who are not tired of winning, have joined.”

Adrian also thinks Liverpool will hold a trophy parade despite being denied due to the world today.

“I will not be the one to decide that, but Klopp made it clear that this moment cannot be missed,” he added. “The fans have been waiting for many years. Even many of my teammates were not born when Liverpool won the last league and it is something that is in the pipeline. Hopefully it is not too late.”