Belfast Telegraph

Liverpool sign former Premier League goalkeeper as Mignolet moves on

Former West Ham goalkeeper Adrian.
Former West Ham goalkeeper Adrian.

Liverpool have completed the signing of a 32-year-old goalkeeper to replace the departing Simon Mignolet.

Just hours after the club's penalty defeat to Manchester City in Sunday afternoon's Community Shield, their number two was off to join Club Brugge for €7m.

That left the European champions with 20-year-old Irishman Cioimhin Kelleher as direct back-up to star stopper Alisson.

However, Jurgen Klopp has wasted no time in bolstering his options with the signing of an experienced goalkeeper.

Spaniard Adrián has moved to the Reds on a free transfer, after leaving West Ham at the end of last season.

“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 (Alisson) 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.”

Adrián made over 100 appearances for the Irons since joining from Real Betis in 2013.  Adrián was replaced as first choice when the club signed former Arsenal goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski last summer.

He started five cup games for the club last season but spent all 38 Premier League games on the bench.

Belfast Telegraph Digital

Popular

From Belfast Telegraph