Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian will be told he is not getting a new contract, Football Insider understands.
The 34-year-old was handed a two-year deal in 2019 when he was signed on a free transfer shortly before the season started.
A Liverpool source has told Football Insider that the club have no plans to extend Adrian’s deal even though he stepped in to keep a clean sheet in the 2-0 win against Sheffield United recently.
Manager Jurgen Klopp hailed the experienced campaigner and revealed he was “really happy” for the Spaniard after his performance in that match.
However, it is not likely to be enough to secure a new contract the former West Ham man.
He is not expected to play for Liverpool again unless injuries to the two keepers ahead of him in the pecking order strike again.
Caoimhin Kelleher is the deputy to long-established number one Alisson and made a strong impression during an extended run earlier in the campaign.
Kelleher, 22, was unavailable against Sheffield United due to injury and was forced to withdraw from the Republic of Ireland squad last week as he has not fully recovered.
Liverpool will need to decide whether to recruit another senior keeper to provide cover and competition, especially as Alisson and Kelleher tend to suffer a significant number of injuries.
The source explained that Klopp does not trust Adrian’s distribution under pressure but also his ability to pull off key saves.
He wants keepers who are calm and confident in possession, and able to make quick, slick passes under pressure and in difficult areas.
Adrian has made 24 appearances for Liverpool, most of which came last season when Alisson was out for two months.