Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian faces torrents of abuse and death threats after horror performance in Atletico Madrid defeat



Posted Thursday, March 12, 2020 by Thesun.co.uk

LIVERPOOL goalkeeper Adrian was targeted with sick abuse and death threats after a horror performance in the Champions League.

The Spaniard, in for the injured Alisson, endured a poor night that saw him at fault for the first Atletico Madrid goal.

Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian faces torrents of abuse and death threats after horror performance in Atletico Madrid defeat
Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian faced torrents of abuse and even death threats after a poor showing against Atletico Madrid Credit: Reuters

Adrian's awful clearance was pounced on by Marcos Llorente, who was then able to drive forward and finish past the keeper.

Llorente's second and a late goal from Alvaro Morata saw the defending champions crash out following extra time.

And after Adrian posted a message on social media after the defeat, dozens of abusive messages flooded in from so-called fans.

He wrote: "Very sad and disappointed for the result tonight, clearly not what we were expecting. Thanks to all the fans for the support, we still have big objectives ahead this season.

"[Liverpool] always comes back."

Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian faces torrents of abuse and death threats after horror performance in Atletico Madrid defeat
Adrian sent out this message on his Twitter page after the game

Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian faces torrents of abuse and death threats after horror performance in Atletico Madrid defeat
Some replies said the keeper should never play for the club again

Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian faces torrents of abuse and death threats after horror performance in Atletico Madrid defeat
Some so-called fans went even further, saying he 'needs to die'

Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian faces torrents of abuse and death threats after horror performance in Atletico Madrid defeat
Other fan branded him a disgrace

The top reply to his post on Twitter was: "Get out of my club, you West Ham reject!"

Another reply read: "If you have any morals, don't ever play for LFC again, rip up your contract.

"We don't want to see you ever again."

And they were the less abusive messages from so-called supporters.

A search of "Adrian die" brought up hundreds of tweets, while hundreds other messages branded him a "disgrace".

Fortunately, dozens more Liverpool fans were quick to utterly condemn the disgusting abuse aimed at the Spanish keeper.

One fan summed it up when he wrote: "If you [send personal abuse], then you're not a Liverpool fan and [are] a disgrace."

Speaking after the game, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp said the keeper was not to blame for the defeat.

He said: "He did not want to do that, he saved us in so many moments when he played. Since he’s here, he had super performances.

"This goal didn’t help tonight but that’s how it is. I said, if you lose a game you always lose for some [different] reasons.

"Tonight, this was not the moment that we lost the game, but it had a big impact. We should not say it was not like this because it was obvious but that’s it.

"We conceded more goals after this and we didn’t score the goals in other situations. We had plenty of reasons why we didn’t go through.

"How it is in life, especially when your job is in public, people judge you. But he’s a grown man and he will deal with that.

"We will help him with that but I don’t think he needs it, to be honest."

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