Liverpool goalkeeper could play Premier League match after an injury

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp could be handed a significant injury boost as Adrian has insisted that he’s optimistic he will be able to face Southampton. Spain international was the hero for the Reds in midweek as his penalty save in the shoot-out against Chelsea helped secure the UEFA Super Cup.

However, Adrian sustained a freak injury in the celebrations after the match as a fan was able to get onto the pitch and after losing his footing and sliding into the 32-year-old goalkeeper, the Spanish shot-stopper took a knock to his ankle which handed Merseyside club a significant injury headache.

First-choice shot-stopper Alisson is already ruled out with a calf injury which he suffered in the opening fixture of the campaign against Norwich City last week, and so German manager would have been desperate to avoid looking at his third-string options so early in the season.

“Today I feel much better,” Adrian told Liverpool official site. “I’m ready for tomorrow. Yeah, I think I have many chances. I feel mentally ready, and I also hope today with the treatment of the ankle it’s going to be much better. “But I’m very optimistic about starting playing tomorrow again.”

Adrian was, of course, speaking on Friday evening, and so it stays to be seen whether or not a further few hours of treatment and recovery will ensure that he can feature. German tactician will certainly hope he can otherwise it may well be a case of throwing veteran Andy Lonergan into the mix to step in and fill the void.