Robinson 'very surprised' by Adrian news emerging from Liverpool via Pearce

Paul Robinson is “very surprised” to hear Liverpool want to extend Adrian’s stay at Anfield.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs and England number one claimed the 34-year-old “was poor last season” and struggled when he came under pressure.

Adrian is out of contract at the end of the month and could leave as a free agent this summer.

The Athletic‘s James Pearce revealed talks over a new deal are “ongoing” with the Merseyside club keen to retain the services of the “popular” shot-stopper for at least one more year.

Robinson believes Adrian will have to settle for being third choice if he is to remain at Liverpool.

“I am very surprised to hear that because he was poor last season,” he told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs.

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“He came in and did well when the team was winning but as soon as he came under pressure he conceded goals. His confidence looked shot at times.

“It is a position where Liverpool have really struggled in recent times. Alisson has been amazing but other than him the options have not been good enough.

“I presume Adrian will be third choice next season if he stays and signs a new deal so that is something he needs to consider.

“He has not managed to rediscover the form he showed when he first came into the club and that is why I’m surprised to hear they want to offer him another contract.”

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