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Confident Liverpool “Are like a Rock Now” in the Premier League

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Liverpool have won their opening six league games—and goalkeeper Adrian has been a big part of why.

Chelsea FC v Liverpool FC - Premier League Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

Liverpool have won their first six Premier League games and the Super Cup so far this season. It maybe shouldn’t be that surprising given the club and this group of players managed to rack up 97 points last time around and won their sixth European Cup.

On the other hand, that they’ve been without their number one goalkeeper and done all that does seem worthy of note, with veteran Spaniard and new summer signing Adrian more than proving his quality over the first six weeks.

“We keep fighting and we keep that momentum going and keep it in a positive way,” Adrian said of the team—and his role in it—after Sunday’s victory. “We’ve done nothing yet so we need to keep going and keep fighting for the next one. We are on a good run in the Premier League with good energy and intensity.

“We are a team, we win together and we lose together. The other night in the Champions League against Napoli we lost, I don’t think we deserved to have that result and it was really hard for us, but we recover well. We are back in the Premier League and back to winning.”

So well has Adrian played that it’s tempting to ask if manager Jürgen Klopp will have a decision to make when Alisson returns—though with Alisson currently currently off at the FIFA The Best awards in Milan with Klopp and Virgil van Dijk and favoured to win goalkeeper of the year, he probably doesn’t really.

Still, even without Alisson, Liverpool have the best defensive record in the league, and Adrian has played a key part in that. When Alisson returns, he will still be the undisputed number one, but with Adrian in the squad the Reds just might have two of the league’s ten best stoppers.

And before then, there will be more games for Adrian—possibly the League Cup against MK Dons mid-week, unless Klopp decides to give Caoimhin Kelleher the nod, and certainly on the weekend against Sheffield United and next week against RB Salzburg.

“It’s always important to have a good connection between all of the players, also the fans, the crowd, the manager, the staff,” Adrian added. “We are like a rock now and we are together. We are enjoying this moment but we need to keep looking forward for more points.”