Liverpool holds on for win against Southampton despite Adrian howler

(CNN) — Goalkeeper Adrian’s Liverpool career is proving quite a roller coaster.
The Spanish shot-stopper just joined the team on August 5 to provide cover for Alisson Becker, but was thrown in at the deep end after the Brazilian keeper continued a calf injury in Liverpool’s opening day Premier League victory over Norwich.
In his second match for the Reds, Adrian proved to be protagonist as Liverpool beat Chelsea on penalties to win the UEFA Super Cup final on Wednesday.
However, as the Liverpool players thronged around Adrian to congratulate him on his match-winning penalty save to thwart Tammy Abraham, a supporter hurried from the racks to join in the parties and managed to injure the goalkeeper’s ankle from the melee.
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On Friday, Liverpool director Jurgen Klopp disclosed he had worries that Adrian may not be fit for Saturday’s Premier League match against Southampton and the Champions League winners might need to rely on either 35-year-old Andy Lonergan or 20-year-old Caoimhin Kelleher, who’s just graduated from your club’s academy.
In the end, Adrian was healthy to play against Southampton and the Spaniard had yet another eventful 90 moments.
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Southampton were in addition to the first half and Adrian brilliantly saved Maya Yoshida’s header following a corner before dashing from his goal to deny Che Adams.
Just before half-time, Sadio Mane’s superb shot gave Liverpool the lead, with Roberto Firmino extending the Reds’ lead after this period.
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Liverpool were in cruise control — until the 83rd minute when Adrian took too long to clean the ball, along with his shot rebounding off Danny Ings and to the internet to reestablish Southampton’s hopes of securing some stage.
Late on former Liverpool striker Ings had yet another fantastic chance grab a draw for Southampton but Klopp’s side held on to their second successive Premier League win of this season.
“He has arrived since it’s his third game and so it’s normal to get a Liverpool keeper to indicate that box [by building a error ]… We can carry on,” Klopp informed the BBC because he reflected on Liverpool’s triumph and Adrian’s error.
“I said before the match that the majority of the headlines were written, everybody was ready for what looked like a banana skin, since Southampton had lost their very first game and we had troubles here last year,” added that the Liverpool manaer.
“Our strategy for your headline was’the mindset giants ‘ in town’ — that has been my first headline. I thought the boys fought for every single yard of their pitch and played great football and tasted amazing objectives.”
Arsenal also includes six points after beating Burnely 2-1 earlier on Saturday, thanks to goals in Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
In Saturday’s closing Premier League game defending champion Manchester City drew 2-2 with Tottenham Hotspur.
City contributed twice in the match, initially through Raheem Sterling’s header and then Sergio Aguero’s close-range finish, but targets from Erik Lamela and substitute Lucas Moura secured a point for Tottenham.
In stoppage time, substitute Gabriel Jesus looked to given the home side a dramatic win, however the goal was disallowed after VAR dominated the ball had hit Aymeric Laporte’s arm before it attained that the Brazilian forward.
“I’m in love with VAR,” quipped Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino in a post-match interview with Sky Sports.

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