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Klopp to Adrian: ‘You Finally Arrived, Welcome!’

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Liverpool manager spoke with reserve keeper following mistake.

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By now you’ve probably seen Adrian’s mistake that led to Danny Ings’ goal in Liverpool’s 2-1 victory over Southampton. It was a bad mistake. But it’s a mistake that every Liverpool goal keeper needs to make, according to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.

“Yes: ‘You finally arrived, welcome!’ Ali did the same.” Klopp said. “Obviously it’s a goalie thing at Liverpool, no problem with that as long as we win the games. All good.”

“Adrian had a swollen ankle and we played too many balls back to him in that period.” Klopp continued to discuss Adrian’s performance. “I was happy with everything he did today, all the saves, all that stuff. The other players have to then feel more the responsibility for the build-up and cannot give all the balls back to him and hope the pain-killers still help or whatever. I don’t think the goal was because of that, but a few other balls were. He is completely good with his feet. If you would have seen his ankle on Thursday after we left the plane then you would say even the pass before the [Southampton] goal was better than you would have expected! It is all fine.”