Adrian has told Spanish outlet Radio Sevilla that he sees his future at Liverpool ahead of what could have been an intriguing summer for the veteran goalkeeper – as he enters the final 12 months of his current deal.
Adrian, 33, joined Liverpool on a free transfer last summer after being released by West Ham United – signing an initial two-year deal. He has enjoyed an excellent first campaign, perhaps better than he could have imagined.
Alisson suffered a calf injury early on in the season, and that has seen Adrian clock up 18 appearances in all competitions – playing three times in the Champions League, and helping Liverpool win the SuperCup this season.
Now with 12 months remaining on his contract, there has been talk over the future of Adrian but the player himself has confirmed he has an option for another season. Indeed, Adrian stated that he wants to remain at Anfield.
“I see myself at Liverpool,” Adrian said. “I still have many years of football left, we will see. I have one more year and another optional one. I wouldn’t change anything to be here at Liverpool and enjoy this beautiful moment.
“After this moment I honestly don’t know, football is a lot of fun. In the summer, being a free agent, I saw the possibility of returning to Betis was there, but it vanished.”
TBR’s view – Adrian is a decent back-up for Liverpool
Certainly, not many goalkeepers as good as Adrian would be willing to move to Liverpool with the knowledge that they will get little game time as Alisson’s back-up.
Had Alisson not suffered injury against Norwich in the first Premier League game of the season, Adrian would have struggled to get into double figures in terms of appearances this season.
Next season, that might be the case. If Adrian is happy, though, it is crucial Liverpool keep him.