Premier League vice-champions Liverpool have solved the problem of their second-choice goalkeeper, they signed Spanish goalie Adrian on a free transfer after Simon Mignolet was sold to Belgian club Club Bruges. Mignolet made just two appearances for the Reds last season, both in cup competitions, as Brazil's Alisson was the first-choice goalie for manager Jurgen Klopp throughout the campaign.
Adrian, aged 32, was available on a free transfer after having been released by West Ham United at the end of last season. He had joined the Hammers from Real Betis in 2013 and went on to make 150 appearances for them. However, last season he only made 5 appearances for West Ham because Lukasz Fabianski became the number one under manager Manuel Pellegrini. At Liverpool, Adrian should be the second-chice goalkeeper behind Alisson, with 20-year-old Caoimhin Kelleher as third-choice.
"I’m feeling really happy; really happy to be here and to work in this great club and start doing my stuff on the pitch as soon as possible. I'm very ambitious, I come here to try to win everything, to try to push Ali from the first minute and to make us better," said Adrian. "Obviously I want to win titles. I come here to fight for all the competitions. We have many competitions ahead - we're going to fight for it and try to get them." Adrian is the second signing of the summer for Liverpool after the arrival of 17-year-old defender Sepp van den Berg from Dutch side Zwolle.
Liverpool are now 11/4 at William Hill to win the Premier League title next season.
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