Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian could remain as the Reds’ second-choice shot-stopper next season, according to The Athletic‘s James Pearce.

Adrian, who signed for Liverpool on a free transfer in the summer of 2019, has had some good and bad moments since joining the club.

The goalkeeper played a pivotal part in Liverpool claiming the UEFA Super Cup against Chelsea.

However, the Spaniard made a crucial error against Atletico Madrid in the last-16 of the Champions League recently, which ultimately ended Liverpool’s chance to go back-to-back in Europe’s elite competition.

Despite Adrian’s recent error, there is a chance that he remains at Anfield next season.

Pearce said: “The plan is for Kelleher to go out on loan next season. Despite Adrian’s recent errors, I’m not aware that Klopp’s in the market for another keeper.

“The back-up keeper role is such a difficult one to fill. I think experience is important, especially with the pressure/scrutiny of playing for LFC.”

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LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 03: Adrian of Liverpool clears the ball during the FA Cup Fifth Round match between Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC at Stamford Bridge on March 03, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

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Despite what happened against Atletico Madrid, Adrian has done enough to remain at Liverpool beyond this season.

It is very difficult to find solid goalkeepers that are happy to remain as the second-choice option. Adrian has experience and proved in the UEFA Super Cup against Chelsea that he has ability.

That match itself showed Liverpool possess a goalkeeper that can be called upon on the big stage. If Adrian wants to stay, then Liverpool should do everything to make sure that happens.

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