Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp laughed at the keeper Adrian& # 39; s mistake in his side & # 39; s 2-1 win over Southampton on Saturday, told reporters that the blunder served as his Reds initiation.
With seven minutes to go and his side up 2-0, the Spanish goalkeeper bounced a clearance attempt after a back-pass by kicking the ball directly on the Saints striker Danny Ings that distorted the ball into the net.
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However, Liverpool insisted on winning their second match of two in the league and Klopp was then in a playful mood about the incident.
"Yes: & # 39; You finally arrived, welcome! & # 39; [Alisson] did the same," Klopp said when asked what he told Adrian after the game. "It's clearly a goalie thing in Liverpool, no problem with that as long as we win the games. All good."
Adrian took over Liverpool's number 1 last week after an injury to regular goalkeeper Alisson, whose early days in Anfield after signing at the club last summer were also marked by casual mistakes.
Before the arrival of Alisson, Liverpool also underwent controversial blisters Loris Karius in their last loss of Champions League 2018 against Real Madrid in Kiev.
Adrian didn't play 100% in his defense on Saturday. He is still recovering from an ankle injury when a supporter slipped him in during the celebrations after Liverpool's UEFA Super Cup win over Chelsea on Wednesday.
"Adrian had a swollen ankle and we played too many balls back for him in that period," Klopp added. "I was happy with everything he did today, all the rescues, all that stuff. The other players must feel more responsible for the build-up and cannot return all the balls to him and hope that the painkillers will still help or whatever.
"I don't think the goal was that, but a few other balls were. He's all right with his feet. If you'd seen his ankle on Thursday after we left the plane, you'd even say the pass the goal [Southampton ] was better than you expected! It's all great. "
Klopp added that Adrian hardly played in the game at St. Mary's.
"He had a clearing session this morning at 10 am and then the message flew to my iPhone and said he was fine," Klopp said. "If the message was that he is not, then I should have made a decision [not to play him], but until then it was all good. We were waiting for that. He said at breakfast that it was would be fine, but we had to test it and that's what we did. "