Liverpool facing goalkeeper crisis after fan injures Adrian
Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian is a doubt for the Reds trip to Southampton this weekend after he was injured by an encroaching fan after the UEFA Super Cup final on Wednesday.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed during his pre-match press conference on Friday morning the club’s medical team will need to assess Adrian’s ankle issue prior to the journey to St Mary’s.
Liverpool third-choice goalkeeper Andy Lonergan is now on stand-by for Saturday's game with Ireland underage goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher potentially in line for a bench spot if he makes his way through training.
Klopp has said that the 20-year-old is not 100 per cent yet but that he's a big fan of the Cork shotstopper.
Liverpool goalie Adrian was injured by a fan that ran onto the pitch to celebrate their Super Cup penalty shoot-out win
Incident happens around 0:30 here: https://t.co/GqmHSHDCoI
— SportsJOE (@SportsJOEdotie) August 16, 2019
Klopp on Andy Lonergan, and whether he is ready.
"Yes. If we have to make a decision, then we make a decision. Caiomhin is a boy we are all excited about. He's now in training, but not 100 per cent yet. He has to be in training today, then we will see."#LFC
— Neil Jones (@neiljonesgoal) August 16, 2019
Klopp has previously singled out Kelleher for his reactions and said after last year's pre-season that he won't be fazed by the spotlight.
"He is an outstanding talent. Outstanding,” Liverpool boss Klopp said of Kelleher after his side’s win against Napoli in Dublin last year.
“He has fantastic reactions. If nothing serious happens, he has a really fantastic future. I don’t know how many really good goalkeepers Ireland have, but one more is never a big mistake. I like him a lot and I’m happy that we have him in our squad.”