Klopp ready to listen to offers for important Liverpool squad man

Date published: Sunday 22nd March 2020 5:55

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is reportedly ready to let Adrian leave if he received an offer in the summer window.

The Spaniard has enjoyed a mixed time since moving to Anfield in the summer, but there have already been rumours that the European champions could ditch him at the end of the current campaign.

That verdict comes in the wake of his disastrous display against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.

Adrian was considered to be to blame as Klopp’s men crashed out of this season’s competition after a home loss to Diego Simeone’s side.

The 33-year-old failed to clear his lines properly before Marcos Llorente struck a crucial away goal in extra-time in the 3-2 defeat.

And former Liverpool defender Steve Nicol was not best pleased by Adrian’s performance against Atletico, claiming it was a performance that justified paying £65million for Alisson.

Many have since questioned whether he is good enough to serve as Alisson’s back-up, with some also highlighting his release from West Ham at the end of last season as part of that reasoning.

According to the Evening Standard, Klopp is not planning to offload Adrian on the basis of that performance alone.

 

 

However, should the former Hammer receive an offer of a move elsewhere then Liverpool will not stand in his way and try and persuade him to stay.

Adrian did help the Reds to eight Premier League wins during Alisson’s absence earlier in the season, but it would appear that Klopp is now looking for a younger deputy to his main man.

Indeed, Liverpool have been strongly linked with 23-year-old Trabzonspor goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir since the beginning of the season.

Meanwhile, key Liverpool duo Virgil van Dijk and Alisson are both reportedly on the verge of penning lucrative new contracts with the club. Read more…

 

 

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