Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian harmed by a fan on the pitch
Liverpool are confronting a goalkeeping emergency ahead of the Premier League outing to Southampton after Adrian was harmed by a supporter during the UEFA Super Cup festivities in midweek.
The Spaniard, who was a saint in the 5-4 penalty shootout triumph over Chelsea after sparing Tammy Abraham’s penalty to secure the success, has a swollen ankle caused by the fan sliding into him. The fan was attempting to evade security at Vodafone Park in Istanbul.
Jurgen Klopp, who is as of now without first-choice goalkeeper Alisson because of a calf issue, uncovered it isn’t “100 percent clear” regardless of whether Adrian can highlight at St. Mary’s.
“When we were all together, a supporter jumped over, was chased by some security guys, slipped and kicked [Adrian’s] ankle,” Klopp told a news conference. “Crazy! Yesterday it was swollen and today I spoke to him and he said it’s much better, but we have to see.
“He couldn’t have played directly after we landed in Liverpool, but I saw him now, he’s better.”
On Friday, Adrian gave a report on his condition.
“Today I feel much better,” he said.
“It was a strange, weird situation because we were celebrating between us and one guy jumped from the crowd and started running.
“I think he slipped in front of us and also the security with him and tackled me from the side. It was a bit of a strange situation but I feel much better today and I hope [I’m] ready for tomorrow.”
Adrian was suddenly drafted without hesitation during the primary portion of the 4-1 prevail upon Norwich on the opening day of the Premier League season after Alisson limped off.
Adrian – recruited as a free agent on Aug. 5 – wasn’t afforded the time to settle before highlighting, yet Klopp saluted the previous West Ham keeper’s “big personality.”
Andy Lonergan, who trained with Liverpool during their preseason tour of the United States, was signed on a short-term deal as an experienced cover earlier this week with highly-rated young keeper Caoimhin Kelleher shaking off wrist damage.
Inquired as to whether Lonergan or the 20-year-old Kelleher could begin against Southampton, Klopp stated: “If we have to make a decision, then we make a decision.
“Caoimhin is a boy we are all excited about. He’s now in training, but not 100 percent yet. He has to be in training today, then we will see.”
Then, Naby Keita will sit out the game because of hip muscle damage that Klopp named minor, however he couldn’t put a time frame on the midfielder’s return.