It has been announced that Liverpool sign Adrian on a free transfer following the departure of Belgian stopper Simon Mignolet to Club Brugge earlier today.
The Spanish goalkeeper was released by West Ham last summer and was available as a free agent. As a result of Mignolet’s departure, the Reds have moved quickly to replace the Belgian and see Adrian as an ideal fit.
So Liverpool sign Adrian on a free and speaking to the club’s official website after penning the deal, the 32 year old keeper said: “I’m feeling really happy; really happy to be here and to work in this great club and start doing my stuff on the pitch as soon as possible.
“I’m very ambitious, I come here to try to win everything, to try to push Ali from the first minute and to make us better.
“Obviously I want to win titles. I come here to fight for all the competitions. We have many competitions ahead – we’re going to fight for it and try to get them.
“I’m looking forward to playing my first game at Anfield and to win as many games as we can.”
Adrian had spent 6 years at West Ham before leaving them during the summer. Adrian will now take the no.2 spot at Liverpool as he will look to compete with Liverpool no.1 Alisson Becker.
Reds manager Jurgen Klopp expressed his delight of the capture of Adrian, as he said: “I think this is the perfect solution for us in this moment, replacing talent and experience like for like.
“With Ali and Simon, I felt like we had 2 ‘No.1’s’ and in many ways we have repeated that with Adrian. This is important.
He is a keeper who knows the Premier League, who has played in pressure situations and has the highest quality.
“They are big gloves to fill because Simon was such an outstanding professional and contributed to the group even when not in the starting XI.
“Everything we know about Adrian tells us he has the personal qualities to go with his clear playing talent to ensure this area of the team is not weakened.
“We’re all looking forward to working with him.”
Liverpool were unfortunate on Sunday as they lost on penalties to Manchester City in the Community Shield but are set to open the Premier League campaign at home to Norwich on Friday night.
Source: Liverpool FC Official Website, 2019https://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/first-team/359359-liverpool-fc-complete-signing-of-goalkeeper-adrian