34-year-old Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian has revealed that he is currently in talks with the club over a potential contract extension this summer.
Adrian is out of contract at the end of the season and will leave Anfield as a free agent unless he puts pen to paper on a new deal in the coming months.
The Spaniard says he would like to stay at Liverpool and the club have told him that they are happy with his work, but no decision has been made as of yet.
Speaking to Marca, Adrian provided an update on his situation. “The club has made me see that they are happy with me. We are in talks, but nothing is clear yet.
“It will have to be solved between now and the end of the season. The most important thing is to remain happy and enjoy this profession.
“I would like to continue here, but there are quite a few points to clarify and make the best decision for all parties.”
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
If Adrian is fine with being a third-choice goalkeeper at Liverpool then this could be a routine piece of business by the club. Realistically, a third-choice goalkeeper is not going to be needed in too many matches in a season – with Alisson and Caoimhin Kelleher ahead of him – so his ability should not even be part of the conversation. He is an experienced professional and can bring value off the pitch, rather than on it.
Adrian has played over 300 professional matches and been part of a Premier League-winning squad during his career. This shows how much experience he has at the top level and he could use this to help Kelleher improve throughout the remainder of his time at Anfield. Kelleher has broken into the first-team set-up this season and is currently playing second fiddle to Alisson, so Adrian could help the Irishman in training and before matches and be a valuable asset around the training ground.
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