Jurgen Klopp reveals Adrian is a doubt for Southampton clash
Liverpool plunged into goalkeeping crisis as Jurgen Klopp reveals Adrian is a doubt for Southampton clash after being injured by fan who ran on the pitch after Super Cup win… with 35-year-old Andy Lonergan set to step up
- Jurgen Klopp reveals Adrian may miss the trip to Southampton this Saturday
- The news adds to the Reds’ goalkeeping woes with Alisson out with a calf injury
- Adrian picked up the ankle injury during Liverpool’s Super Cup celebrations
- The Spaniard was injured after a fan ran on to the pitch and slid into him
Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Adrian is a doubt to face Southampton on Saturday, further adding to the club’s goalkeeper woes.
The Spanish keeper was the hero in the Super Cup final as he saved Tammy Abraham’s penalty which saw Liverpool lift their first piece of silverware of the season.
However, the victory has been marred after a fan ran on to the pitch following the win who then ultimately ended up injuring the former West Ham keeper.
Jurgen Klopp has revealed Adrian is a doubt for Southampton clash on Saturday
Adrian picked up an ankle injury after a fan ran on to the pitch and slide into the Spaniard
The Liverpool manager confirmed Adrian picked up the injury during the celebrations
Klopp revealed on Friday that he may not feature at St Mary’s this weekend as a result.
‘It would help him a lot if it would be 100 per cent clear he could play tomorrow,’ Klopp said. ‘When we were all together a supporter jumped over something, was chased by some security guys and slipped and kicked his ankle.
‘Yesterday it was swollen, today he says it was better but we have to see.’
Should Adrian not be fit enough to play, veteran keeper Andy Lonergan will step up to make his debut for the club with Alisson still out of action with a calf strain.
Adrian saved Tammy Abraham’s spot-kick in the penalty shootout to win the Super Cup
Veteran goalkeeper Andy Lonergan, 35, looks set to step up and make his debut for Liverpool
‘Andy Lonergan has trained longer with us than Adrian,’ Klopp continued. ‘Adrian only came in the week before. Lonergan played until half-time in a friendly, pre-season game. (Sevilla).
‘Caoimhin Kelleher, which we all are completely excited about with potential and all that stuff, has not been in training for a while but is now in training, not 100 per cent training but nearly since a week and a half.
‘He has to be in training today, if we have to make a decision then we have to make a decision.
‘What can I say? There is no doubt about how much we love our fans but if they all could stop doing that. We played against City and someone was running on the pitch, Noriwch.
Reds No 1 Alisson is currently out injured with a calf strain which he picked up against Norwich
The club’s back-up goalkeeper, Caoimhin Kelleher, is set to undergo surgery on his wrist
‘It is not funny. I don’t know what you can do against it. I like that we don’t have fences in the stadium but that means there is responsibility on supporters. If one person cannot hesitate or stop himself then the people around should do it.
‘It is not funny, in this case… it is possible to watch it. It is crazy, you think how did something like this happen? He will not go for a scan, we wait for the swelling. The flight, four hours back doesn’t help swelling.
‘I saw him now, it is ok and it looks better. He couldn’t play as soon as we landed back in Liverpool but the decision will be made tomorrow. No chance to make it earlier.’
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