Noel Whelan has tipped either Loris Karius or Adrian to be sold by Liverpool this summer after the former claimed he will be the club’s number two next season.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the former Leeds United striker insisted it is unnecessary to have two experienced goalkeepers in reserve as Karius, 26, returns from a loan spell at Besiktas.
The goalkeeper, who has not played for the Reds since the infamous Champions League final of 2018, is back on Merseyside after terminating his two-year loan spell at Turkish side Besiktas last month.
In an interview with Transfermarkt, Karius claimed that he will be Jurgen Klopp’s second choice keeper next season and will get chances.
Alisson is the undisputed number one at Anfield and Adrian has played deputy to the Brazilian this season to varying degrees of success.
When asked by Football Insider if he expected the former West Ham player to lose his spot to the returning Karius this summer, Whelan said: “They are on an even keel when they come back.
“It is down to Jurgen Klopp as to whether they need two experienced (back-up) goalkeepers at the club. I do not think it is necessary.
“I think one of them might have to make way but I like his confidence and that fight.
“Klopp may not want Karius and I think he will have a conversation with one of them and tell them that they are surplus to requirements.”
Karius said: “It makes no sense to say I’m leaving Liverpool for a worse club and I’m only the number two there.
“I’m not in a pressured situation at all, I don’t have to change – as the second goalkeeper in England you know that you get chances.”
In other Liverpool news, Danny Mills has told Football Insider it is “make or break” next season for big-money signing.