Exclusive: Paul Robinson reacts to Liverpool keeper Adrian after bizarre tweet
Paul Robinson claimed Adrian will be “frustrated and disappointed” after he made a costly error as Liverpool were knocked out of the FA Cup by Chelsea on Tuesday.
The former England goalkeeper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, suggested the 33-year-old “completely misread” the first-half effort from Willian.
Only moments earlier Adrian had denied the Brazilian with a strong right hand but he could not stop the next, spilling a routine stop inside the left-hand post to give the hosts the lead.
— Adrián San Miguel (@AdriSanMiguel) March 3, 2020
The Reds failed to recover from the 13th-minute strike. Ross Barkley added a second for Frank Lampard after half-time as the score finished 2-0 at Stamford Bridge.
Adrian subsequently took to his personal Twitter account shortly after the cup exit to express his disappointment but also bizarrely claim “it’s about always standing up”.
When asked for a goalkeeper’s assessment of Willian’s opening goal on Tuesday night, Robinson told Football Insider: “At first you think it has moved or got a deflection but it did not. He completely misread it. He has read it as if it is going into the corner and when you look at it you think the ball must have moved a real long way.
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“I think it was just an error, a misjudgment. It was a mistake and a lapse in concentration from him and you could see from his reaction he was frustrated and disappointed. It can only go down as a goalkeeping error, unfortunately.”
The former West Ham goalkeeper arrived at Anfield on a free transfer this summer and has made 16 appearances including a heroic performance in the European Super Cup final against Tuesday’s opponents.
It was Jurgen Klopp’s side’s third defeat in four following a defeat to Atletico Madrid in the Champions League and Watford in the Premier League which saw their 44-game unbeaten run in the league ended.
In other Liverpool news, Paul Robinson has told Football Insider academy graduate has “a bright future ahead”.