Transfer news: Liverpool open surprise talks with star that was expected to leave Anfield this summer
Liverpool have reportedly opened surprise new contract talks with goalkeeper Adrian as the Spaniard’s contract is set to expire at the end of the season.
The Red’s goalkeeping staff was expected to undergo a shake-up this summer as many predicted that Adrian and Caoimhin Kelleher, the team’s second- and third-choice goalies, would leave the Merseyside club.
Given his age of 24, the Irishman is rumored to seek consistent playing time, which is crucial at this point in his career. Adrian, 36, was expected to play out his contract after appearing in just one game this year, but Football Insider suggests that he may suddenly be planning to stay.
Adrian and Liverpool have begun contract negotiations ahead of the forthcoming transfer window, and if all goes well, the veteran goalkeeper should sign a new deal for another year.
The report says that Liverpool will consider their goalkeeping options ahead of next season and Jurgen Klopp could sign another shot-stopper in the summer to support Alisson.
The Reds have been linked with Hannover’s Ron-Robert Zieler this year, as reported by the Daily Mail, but things have gone quiet on that front. Although Adrian has not played much, the decision to renew his contract is a surprise, but it is one that Klopp seems to be happy with