The life of a second-choice goalkeeper is often regarded as one of the loneliest jobs in football.
On the rare occasion do you play more than 10 games a season and barring an injury to the first-choice keeper, your season consists of keeping a seat on the bench warm and making an effort in the pre-match warm-up, which is why it’s not surprising to Adrian of West Ham searching for a look away.
The Spanish ‘keeper was once one of the best shot-stoppers in the league outside the top-six, but age and the introduction of Lukasz Fabianski has seen Adrian secure his spot on the bench for West Ham, and with his current deal running out, a move away seems likely, and a big team are keeping an eye on his situation.
According to Goal, Liverpool see Adrian as a possible backup to Alisson next season, with Simon Mignolet likely to make the move away from Anfield this summer after a campaign of sitting in the Brazilian’s shadow, and although the West Ham keeper might prefer a move for first-team football, moving up to Merseyside might not be a bad career choice.
The Spanish stopper, who is valued on Transfermarkt at £3.6 million, will be guaranteed some games next season, and with Liverpool fans gasping for some kind of silverware, there is a good chance the Reds will finally give competitions like the League Cup and FA Cup some attention, meaning Adrian could be an unlikely hero if the Merseyside club make a cup run.
At 32, Adrian is reaching the golden years of his footballing career, and at a club like Liverpool, the Spaniard could have one last swansong to cap off an interesting time in England.
Liverpool fans, would Adrian be a good backup for Alisson? Let us know!
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