Date published: Tuesday 13th August 2019 2:14
Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool have to wrap new signing Adrian “in cotton wool pretty much”.
Liverpool made just four signings this summer, with youngsters Sepp van den Berg and Harvey Elliott joined by veteran keepers Adrian and Andy Lonergan.
The latter pair have taken on a greater importance than first planned due to the injury Alisson sustained against Norwich in the Premier League season-opening victory last week.
Klopp provided a “not too cool” update on the Brazilian before explaining the “problem” that playing Adrian poses “in the short-term”.
The former West Ham keeper is expected to feature in Wednesday’s Super Cup final, with Lonergan on the bench.
“I’m not worried at all about how he will do it in the long-term, but in the short-term the problem is just that he came here with no club when we signed him,” he told Liverpoolfc.com
“We don’t have to talk too much about it, that’s what the experience is for.
“He looked very good and very sharp from the first session he had with us but of course now we need to be careful [and] pack him in cotton wool pretty much.
“We cannot now do the hardest training with him every day and stuff like this, we have to make him match fit every day, that’s how it is. So that’s what we try and then he will be fine.
“He’s a really, really good goalie and a really good person and since he was in he looked really well, and that’s it.”