Official: Adrian signs new Liverpool deal

Robin Bairner
Robin Bairner
  • 14 Jun 2021 16:43 BST
  • 5 min read
Adrian, Liverpool, Premier League, 2020/21

Adrian, Liverpool, Premier League, 2020/21

Liverpool have announced that goalkeeper Adrian has signed a new contract with the club.

There has been no confirmation from the club how long the deal will run.

The 34-year-old Adrian joined the Reds in August 2019 on a free transfer from West Ham and established himself as the back-up to Alisson, though in recent months he has found himself behind Caoimhin Kelleher in the pecking order.

He has featured 24 times in all competitions for Liverpool, conceding 35 goals and keeping only six clean sheets, but Jurgen Klopp’s side have elected to hand him a new deal.

Adrian reacts to new Liverpool deal

“I’m delighted, I’m very happy to stay in the club,” Adrian told the club’s official website.

“Firstly, because it’s a reward from the club for the hard work that I’ve been doing since I signed two years ago.

It’s a reward from the club for the hard work that I’ve been doing since I signed two years ago.
- Adrian

“I really appreciate that confidence from the club, from the manager and from everyone involved in that situation.

“And secondly, and above all of that, it’s a pleasure to stay in Liverpool – it’s such a big club. But being as well a family club, it’s very special for any player to stay here. I am privileged.”

Adrian, meanwhile, says that his role in the squad remains an important one, even if he does not feature regularly.

“I try to help the team in every moment,” he said. “To try to enjoy and give my experience in every second, to the player who plays in that moment or when I play, to try to be together at the same time.

“As Jurgen Klopp said, I’m a team player – I try to support, to give that confidence to those players, to try to give that confidence in the dressing room, in the training ground every day. To push each other.

“Because when you are giving your best, the other one is giving their best for sure and you’re pushing each other. At the end, it’s good for the club, for the group, for the manager as well to take the right decision in the moment for the game.

“I’m happy to do that job and also to try to have my opportunity as well and give the best when I have the chance.”