Liverpool holds on for win against Southampton despite Adrian howler
(CNN) — Goalkeeper Adrians Liverpool career is proving a serious roller coaster.
The only joined the club to provide cover Alisson Becker, but was thrown in at the deep end after a calf injury was continued by the keeper in Liverpools opening afternoon Premier League victory over Norwich.
In his next game for the Reds, as Liverpool beat Chelsea to win the UEFA Super Cup final on Wednesday, Adrian was hero.
However, as the Liverpool players thronged to congratulate him on his match-winning penalty save to thwart Tammy Abraham, a supporter managed to injure the goalkeepers ankle from the melee and ran from the stands to join in the parties.
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On Friday, Liverpool director Jurgen Klopp revealed he had issues that Adrian might not be suitable for Saturdays Premier League game against Southampton and the Champions League winners may need to rely on either 35-year-old Andy Lonergan or 20-year-old Caoimhin Kelleher, whos just graduated from your clubs academy.
In the end, Adrian was healthy to play against Southampton and the Spaniard had another 90 minutes.
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Southampton were in addition to the first half and Adrian brilliantly saved Maya Yoshidas header before rushing from his goal to deny Che Adams.
Before half-time, Sadio Manes superb shot gave Liverpool the lead, together with Roberto Firmino stretching the Reds lead after this interval.
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Liverpool have been before the 83rd minute when Adrian took to clear the ball, along with his shot rebounding Danny Ings off — in flea control and into the net to revive Southamptons hopes of securing a stage.
Late on Liverpool striker Ings had yet another chance catch a draw for Southampton however Klopps side held on for their second Premier League win of this year.
Hes finally arrived since it is his third match and thus its normal to get a Liverpool keeper to tick that box [by building a mistake]… We can continue, Klopp informed the BBC as he reflected Liverpools win and Adrians mistake.
I said before the game that the majority of the headlines had been composed, everyone was ready for what seemed like a banana skin, since Southampton had dropped their very first match and we had issues last year, added the Liverpool manaer.
Our strategy for your headline wasthe mindset giants in city — that was my first headline. I believed the boys battled for every single lawn of their pitch and played great football and scored wonderful goals.
Arsenal also has six points after beating Burnely on Saturday, thanks to goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.
In the final Premier League game of Saturday winner Manchester City drew 2-2 with Tottenham Hotspur.
City directed twice in the match, initially through Raheem Sterlings header after which Sergio Aguero finish, but goals from Erik Lamela and substitute Lucas Moura secured a stage for Tottenham.
In stoppage time, substitute Gabriel Jesus seemed to given the home side a win, however the goal was disallowed after VAR mastered Aymeric Laportes arm had hit before it reached the Brazilian.
I am in love with VAR, quipped Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino in a post-match meeting with Sky Sports.