Adrian’s Liverpool career has ‘probably ended’ says Anfield team-mate Marko Grujic after the keeper’s latest blunder sparked horror show at Aston Villa… days before Jurgen Klopp splashed out on another Brazilian stopper to provide back-up for Alisson
- Liverpool collapsed to a stunning 7-2 at Aston Villa last weekend
- Adrian made an early error after replacing injured Alisson in starting XI
- Jurgen Klopp faces being without the Brazilian for the next six weeks
Adrian’s Liverpool career could well be over following the champions’ extraordinary collapse at Aston Villa last weekend.
That is according to Marko Grujic, who this week completed a loan move to FC Porto.
Jurgen Klopp was forced to turn to the Spaniard at Villa Park following a shoulder injury sustained by No 1 Alisson in training.
Adrian’s early error against Aston Villa sparked a capitulation from champions Liverpool
Adrian gifted Ollie Watkins (left) an early opener after a loose pass aimed at Joe Gomez
And within four minutes Adrian had gifted hat-trick hero Ollie Watkins the opening goal after a loose pass aimed towards Joe Gomez.
Liverpool went on to lose 7-2, the heaviest defeat ever suffered by Premier League champions, and Serbian midfielder Grujic believes that could be the last we see of Adrian in the sticks.
In a response to a post about Watkins on Instagram, Grujic wrote: ‘The first couple of games the man is nowhere to be found, I impatiently decided to move him [out of my team] in Fantasy [League]…. the rest is history.’
Grujic then followed up to a reply with: ‘Probably also ended Adrian’s career at LFC’.
Marko Grujic has suggested that the Spaniard’s Liverpool career is over after his gaffe
Whether Grujic’s claim was tongue in cheek remains to be seen but it comes after Liverpool snapped up Brazil’s Under 17 goalkeeper Marcelo Pitaluga from Fluminense.
Alisson brother Muriel – a fellow keeper – played with the hotly-tipped youngster at the Brazilian side last season, and paved the way for his £1.8million move to Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp’s men have been tracking him since he was part of the Brazil side that won the U17 World Cup as hosts in November last year.
Klopp admitted on Sunday that Alisson’s shoulder problem could keep him out for the next four-to-six weeks, only piling the pressure on Adrian to find form.
Liverpool are without No 1 Alisson due to a shoulder injury sustained in training last week