Date: 6th August 2019 at 3:57pm
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Liverpool’s capture of Adrian on a free transfer is a “win-win” for both player and club, according to Danny Mills.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former England full-back says that the opportunity to play second fiddle to Alisson at Anfield will bring the Spanish stopper similar opportunities to what Mark Schwarzer and Rob Green have had at Chelsea in recent years.

Liverpool confirmed on Monday that they had secured the signing of the 32-year-old as a replacement for Simon Mignolet, the former West Ham keeper available on a free after his contract expired in east London.

As revealed exclusively by Football Insider, the Reds were able to secure his capture after West Ham baulked at his wage demands.

Mills says that the move not only secures profit for Liverpool after the sale of Mignolet but a chance for Adrian to be part of a team striving for success both domestically and in Europe.

He told Football Insider: “Goalkeepers of that age are thinking: ‘I’ve worked hard, I’m going to a massive club, pay-rise, chance of winning something,’ and what an experience to say you’re part of that, challenging for things.

“He’s just thinking he wants to take as many new experiences as possible, to tell the kids, to take the kids and say: ‘Instead of going to watch Bournemouth in the League Cup, let’s go and play against Barcelona.’

“It’s a win-win for everybody involved, good business all round, sensible for Liverpool and an opportunity for him to experience something incredible.”

Adrian played 150 times for West Ham during his six-year spell in the capital, but found his place in the starting XI taken by Lukasz Fabianski last season.

Meanwhile, Mignolet also played second fiddle to Alisson since the Brazilian’s arrival at Anfield, the Belgian international returning to his home country with Club Brugge.

In other Liverpool news, Football Insider can reveal that the club have accepted a bid for a player who’s ‘absolutely blown Klopp away in training’.