Liverpool facing problem in key position, as Real Betis hover

Date published: Wednesday 5th February 2020 12:32

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Liverpool back-up keeper Adrian is wanted by former club Real Betis, according to a report in Spain.

The 33-year-old, who came through the ranks at Betis, played for the club in 2012-13 and the LaLiga club apparently want him back.

According to a report from Estadio Deportivo, Adrian may be an option for the Seville-based side to provide back up for Joel Robles next season.

Adrian arrived at Anfield in the summer after a six-year spell with West Ham United. He immediately replaced Simon Mignolet but the club’s official announcement did not stipulate what length of contract he had signed.

The report claims from Spain says Adrian penned a two-year deal, but the second 12 months being optional due to him coming in as a No.2 to Alisson.

The Seville-born keeper though has been impressive standing in for the Brazilian and he has made 15 appearances, including 10 in the Premier League with two clean sheets.

 

 

Adrian has also won European Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup winners’ medals and has slotted into life at Anfield seamlessly.

Klopp would likely be loathed to lose Adrian, whom he hailed in December after the Spaniard had to climb off the frozen Liverpool bench to replace the sent-off Alisson in the win at Brighton.

“We kept on fighting and Adrian, especially, helped us a lot with two really, really good saves and crosses he caught… although with his cold feet he obviously couldn’t [kick] the ball as far as he wanted,” said Klopp.

“That kept it a bit interesting, but in the end it’s only important that we won the game and that’s what we did, and I’m really pleased about that.”

Klopp had struggled to keep Mignolet and Lloris Karius happy as both played the back-up role to Alisson in recent years and it’s likely he will not want Adrian to go and start looking for another No.2 keeper.

 

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