Liverpool have already seen one goalkeeper struck down by injury so far this season when Alisson limped out of last week’s win over Norwich.
Now, his deputy Adrian – fresh from his Super Cup penalty shoot-out heroics against Chelsea in midweek – is a doubt for tomorrow’s game against Southampton, according to Jurgen Klopp.
As per the club’s official website, Klopp said: “It would help him a lot if it would be 100 per cent clear he can play tomorrow. When we were all together a supporter jumped over something, slipped and kicked [Adrian’s] ankle. Crazy.
“Yesterday it was swollen. Today I spoke to him and he said it is much better than yesterday, but we have to see. We wait for the swelling to go down. It went down already. You fly four hours back and that doesn’t help swelling. The decision will be made tomorrow; there is no chance to make it early.”
Adrian had no sooner established himself as Liverpool’s latest cult hero than he has experienced the lows, with Andy Lonergan perhaps in line for a shock start.
The experienced stopper may well be thrust centre stage in perhaps even more unexpected circumstances than Adrian was, and some Reds fans bemoaned their side’s luck on Twitter.
We are cursed
— 𝓐𝓵𝓲 (@AIissxnV2) August 16, 2019
Is Pepe Reina still a free agent?
— dj (@ftbIdjohns) August 16, 2019
Announce Milner in nets pic.twitter.com/W7ts2QoDzk
— Rob (@RobbieBurns94) August 16, 2019
LMAOOOOO IM ACTUALLY GONNA BE SICK
— mahi (@zayndionysus) August 16, 2019
Is this karma for believing in first team and hoping for no injuries? lmao
— Leave your phone (@carrythegame) August 16, 2019
If he is not fit then play Lallana in goal
— 🇩🇪🐐 (@its_me_axad) August 16, 2019
Looooool Lonergan masterclass
— Kyle (@SixTimesLFC) August 16, 2019
Well that’s killed the happiness of Wednesday
— Tony ransom (@tony_ransom) August 16, 2019
— Dzniel (@Danieldinho_) August 16, 2019
— Hunt (@Troll_Fcc) August 16, 2019
— Bus3ooD The Red (@bus3ood_qtr) August 16, 2019