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Adrian an injury doubt after pitch invader-caused injury

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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.

Here’s Jurgen Klopp, via the BBC:

“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.

Bolton 1-2 Liverpool: Reds come back to top 10-man Trotters

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Steven Gerrard and Liverpool’s FA Cup hopes are still alive thanks to late goals from Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho, as Liverpool came back to beat 10-man Bolton 2-1 at Macron Stadium on Wednesday.

Nineteen-year-old academy product Zach Clough and veteran Bolton keeper Andy Lonergan looked to be the stars of the fourth-round replay, only for Liverpool to find its way back. Clough won a penalty off Martin Skrtel that sprung the game’s first goal in the 59th minute. Eidur Gudjohnsen finished capably, and Bolton were up 1-0.

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But, oh no! The home crowd saw Neil Danns pick up a second yellow in the 66th minute. Liverpool would have close to a half-hour to find an equalizer. And Raheem Sterling did just that when he passed home Emre Can’s brilliant pass in the 86th minute.

And Coutinho gave Liverpool its first lead in the second of five stoppage time minutes, curling a brilliant shot from distance into the center of the goal.

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Once Bolton went down to 10 men, Liverpool found its stride. Reds boss Brendan Rodgers brought Daniel Sturridge on for the occasion, but the visitors still couldn’t beat Bolton. Sterling and Jordan Henderson were among the Reds to have good chances to no avail.

Andy Lonergan made a strong save on Emre Can in the 83rd minute before Can and Sterling combined to equalize the match.

Liverpool earns a date with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Feb. 14 in the fifth round. Ten of the remaining 16 teams left hail from the Premier League