Liverpool confirm departure of Adrian after goalkeeper turns down contract extension in favour of La Liga move



Posted Monday, July 08, 2024 by Goal.com

Liverpool confirm departure of Adrian after goalkeeper turns down contract extension in favour of La Liga move

Liverpool have confirmed the departure of Adrian after the goalkeeper refused to sign a new contract with the club.

WHAT HAPPENED?
The Premier League giants, on Sunday, confirmed that Spanish goalkeeper Adrian has left the club after spending five years at Anfield. The 37-year-old made 26 appearances for the Reds and played a key role in the club's penalty shootout triumph over Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup in 2019.

WHAT LIVERPOOL SAID
In a statement released on the club's X account, they wrote, "Adrian departs Liverpool this summer having made a valuable contribution to the club’s successes across his five years at Anfield. A popular figure among teammates and staff alike, Adrian leaves the Reds with the best wishes of everybody at the club. Thank you for everything."

THE BIGGER PICTURE
Per The Athletic, the Merseyside club did offer a contract extension to the custodian, however, he refused to put pen to paper on a new deal. He is expected to head back to La Liga and rejoin his former club Real Betis.

WHAT NEXT FOR LIVERPOOL?
With Adrian out of the club now, new manager Arne Slot is likely to promote young goalkeeper Vitezslav Jaros as Alisson's deputy in the first-team squad.



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