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Adrian - Welcome to Liverpool!!

StevenAlonso

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Liverpool FC have completed the signing of Adrian on a free transfer.


The 32-year-old goalkeeper has signed a deal with the Reds following the departure of Simon Mignolet on a permanent switch to Club Brugge earlier today.
“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,” he told Liverpoolfc.com.
“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.
“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.
“I’m looking forward to playing my first game at Anfield and to win as many games as we can.”
Adrian arrives after his six-year spell with West Ham United came to an end at the conclusion of last season.
The Spaniard joined the Hammers from Real Betis in July 2013 and went on to make 150 appearances for the club.
 


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Liverpool FC have completed the signing of Adrian on a free transfer.


The 32-year-old goalkeeper has signed a deal with the Reds following the departure of Simon Mignolet on a permanent switch to Club Brugge earlier today.
“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,” he told Liverpoolfc.com.
“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.
“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.
“I’m looking forward to playing my first game at Anfield and to win as many games as we can.”
Adrian arrives after his six-year spell with West Ham United came to an end at the conclusion of last season.
The Spaniard joined the Hammers from Real Betis in July 2013 and went on to make 150 appearances for the club.
@Zinedine Biscan I was overly pessimistic that it would perhaps take until tomorrow!
 



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Maybe he'll finally get that England cap now he's playing for a top team... after all, he's better than the incumbent lol
 



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He's a downgrade. Not sure why it took until August to decide to move on from Mignolet. Nevertheless, Adrian is fine as a backup and I hope I never see him in a match of consequence.
 

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He's a downgrade. Not sure why it took until August to decide to move on from Mignolet. Nevertheless, Adrian is fine as a backup and I hope I never see him in a match of consequence.
I'm confused, you say he's a downgrade but also insinuate that Mignolet is poorer?

What do you mean by downgrade? I agree in that he's not as good as Alisson, buuuuut we may have trouble getting in a no. 2 as good as Becker is. From all I've heard, he's a step up in terms of continuity in our playing style if our no. 1 is injured, which is a big plus.
 



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I'm confused, you say he's a downgrade but also insinuate that Mignolet is poorer?

What do you mean by downgrade? I agree in that he's not as good as Alisson, buuuuut we may have trouble getting in a no. 2 as good as Becker is. From all I've heard, he's a step up in terms of continuity in our playing style if our no. 1 is injured, which is a big plus.
He's a downgrade from Mignolet. Obviously he's a downgrade from Alisson, but so is every other keeper in the world.

My comment about waiting until August to move on from Mignolet is that it's weird they waited this long to resolve the backup keeper situation. I assumed they were bringing Simon back - to suddenly pivot on this four days before the season starts is a bizarre approach to the matter. Perhaps if they sold him a month ago, they would have had more time to deliberate on his replacement instead of rushing to make an emergency signing like this one. Maybe they end up with Adrian, anyway, though.
 

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Think this is a great move. Bin Mignolet and his reminders of mediocrity and possible whining in the background about game time, bring in someone who has consciously chosen to come here and fight as no2 despite being a decent No1 keeper.

Similar age, similar talent but Adrian far better with his feet and presumably not on crazy money. Be interesting to know the details of Mignolets deal in due course. He surely took a big wages drop?

With Mignolet gone, how many players are left from pre Klopp now? Henderson? Lallana? Lovren if he stays?
Bobby is the only other I can think of.
 

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He's a downgrade from Mignolet. Obviously he's a downgrade from Alisson, but so is every other keeper in the world.

My comment about waiting until August to move on from Mignolet is that it's weird they waited this long to resolve the backup keeper situation. I assumed they were bringing Simon back - to suddenly pivot on this four days before the season starts is a bizarre approach to the matter. Perhaps if they sold him a month ago, they would have had more time to deliberate on his replacement instead of rushing to make an emergency signing like this one. Maybe they end up with Adrian, anyway, though.
The backup keeper situation is not really an urgent one as much as it a wage bill issue. Mignolet was being paid like a first team keeper so even if Adrian is not as good as him, it's a waste of talent and wages to keep mignolet on the bench.

Rather be a backup at liverpool than west ham.
 

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As with any backup to the best in the world: hopefully, never have to use him.
 



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I have always quite liked Adrian, as back up he is an upgrade on Minoglet in my view.

Good signing.
No media drum roll required à la the day's other signing. First and foremost, good to see he has PL experience.
 

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Why wait? Well, presumably because Mignolet was in situ, and then when he decided to move, with an actual deal lined up rather than just a desire to leave, we followed suit and acted decisively to fill the need.

Mignolet is a decent keeper. Better at shot stopping than the all round game. With the ball at his feet he is not very good at all, so stylistically there's a gap to Alisson. But if he wanted to stay I'm sure we'd have kept him on, as he has experience and is decent enough, which is what you need in a back up keeper.

As it stands, I'd say Adrian is a slight upgrade, and on a free too. About as good as it could possibly be.

Well played Edwards and all concerned. Good luck Mingo.

Good luck Adrian. You might get some nice medals late in your career!