Caoimhin Kelleher’s emergence at Liverpool may have brought Adrian’s career at Anfield to an end, according to Darren Bent.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Tottenham and England striker suggested only injury or suspension could see the Spanish goalkeeper make another appearance for the Reds after the 22-year-old replace the injured Alisson versus Ajax.
With Alisson expected to remain out of action against Wolves on Sunday, Kelleher is set to make his Premier League debut in what will be only his sixth first-team appearance.
Bent has heralded the young shot-stopper for his “assured” performance against Ajax and suggested it was time for Adrian to start looking for a new club.
Bent told Football Insider: “Listen, after his performance as well, I don’t think Adrian is going to get anywhere near it because we’ve seen Adrian, on a few occasions, make mistakes that has cost his team points and goals.
“I go back to the Everton game when he gave the ball away and they scored so we’ve seen him make big, big mistakes that cost goals, where Kelleher came in now and he played really, really well – made big saves, good with his feet, Jurgen Klopp gave him a big hug at the end and I think he’s now jumped ahead of Adrian.
“Adrian has got to start looking for places to go and play, because obviously, we all know number one is going to be Allison, he’s one of the best goalkeepers in the world and there’s an argument to be made that he is the best.
“With Kelleher just coming now and playing as well as he did, I can’t see, unless there’s another injury, I can’t see how Adrian’s ever going to play. If one or two of those goalkeepers are fit, I can’t ever see how Adrian’s going to get any game time.
“That performance was so assured, so confident, saves, distribution, everything that I can’t see him getting dropped now until Alisson comes back.”