Dated reference here, but Liverpool goalkeepers have been watching a bit too much “Spinal Tap.”
To add to the comparison, Liverpool’s goalkeeping problems are turned up to 11 (on a very short-term basis).
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Adrian has joined Alisson Becker on the injury list following a freakish injury when a fan slipped after running onto the field to celebrate the UEFA Super Cup and clattered into the goalkeeper’s ankle.
The former West Ham goalkeeper is a question mark for Saturday’s trip to Liverpool, putting 35-year-old Andy Lonergan in line for a start and academy graduate Caoimhin Kelleher in the back-up role at age 20.
“There’s no doubt about how much we love our fans, there’s no doubt about that at all, but if they all could stop doing that – that’s the worst example we have so far heard about. We played against Manchester City and someone ran on the pitch then. At Norwich, there was someone as well.”
Former Fulham and Bolton goalkeeper Lonergan has never played in a Premier League match.
I’ve got more jokes, if you want ’em: Given the history, Saturday’s opponents should be happy the transfer window is closed or Angus Gunn could be swapping sidelines.
UPDATE: Everything is gonna be fine.