Liverpool goalkeeper Adrián has put pen to paper on a contract extension to keep him at the club for a possible two more years.
Adrián, 34, joined Liverpool on a free transfer in the summer of 2019 after being released by West Ham United. He went on to play a crucial role in the early part of Liverpool’s 2019/20 campaign after Alisson Becker suffered an injury against Norwich City on the opening night of the season.
Since then, Adrián has become a more important figure for The Reds behind the scenes as he dropped below young Irishman Caoimhin Kelleher in the pecking order. Alisson, of course, remains Liverpool’s number one.
Adrian had offers to return to Spain on a free but he’s opted to pen a new deal at #LFC. Understand commitment is for two more seasons. Klopp will be delighted as he’s a popular figure. Kelleher now No 2 to Alisson and will be given a new contract too. https://t.co/Er08Bru90M
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) June 14, 2021
Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com after his contract deal was announced, Adrián was asked about his hopes and ambitions at the club for the future:
“Personally, to keep giving my best version. Keep pushing from the first second that we wear a Liverpool FC shirt. Keep giving the best to get some titles. At the end of the day, titles are not easy when many teams are pushing and working hard as well, trying to get them. But our fans can be very calm and very relaxed because we’re going to give everything to get those titles again, to give them some trophies again as we did two seasons ago. And yes, keep enjoying playing football. And they have to keep enjoying as well, supporting us from the crowd, the stadium or around the world. We’re going to improve for sure next season because they deserve [it]. We are Liverpool FC and we have to go for everything.”
As James Pearce stated in his tweet above, Adrián could be a hugely important player to have in the dressing room and Klopp seems to love having him around.
“It’s a pleasure to stay in Liverpool – it’s such a big club. But being as well a family club, it’s very special for any player to stay here. I am privileged.” 🙌@AdriSanMiguel sat down to discuss his new contract with the Reds ⬇️
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) June 14, 2021
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