Caoimhin Kelleher could make his Premier League debut for Liverpool against Southampton tomorrow after a freak injury to Adrian.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp revealed Spaniard Adrian was hurt when a pitch invader landed on his ankle during the post-match celebrations in Istanbul.
It was Adrian’s save from Tammy Abraham in a penalty shootout which secured the continental trophy for Liverpool..
With first-choice Allison already sidelined, should Adrian also be ruled out Kelleher may get the nod to start his first competitive match for the Reds.
Alisson’s injury prompted Liverpool to sign Andy Lonergan on a short-term contract, the former Preston, Leeds and Bolton goalkeeper having trained with the Merseysiders over the summer.
Asked whether Lonergan would be ready to deputise, Klopp responded: “Yeah. (Caoimhin) Kelleher is now in training as well, so we have them. If we have to make a decision, we have to make a decision.
“Adrian came in a week before, Andy Lonergan trained longer with us, played half-time in one of the pre-season games.”
Kelleher himself has just recovered from a wrist injury so Klopp may opt for Andy Loneergan instead of the Corkman, should Adrian not make it.
“Caiomhin is a boy we are all excited about. He’s now in training, but not 100 per cent yet. He has to be in training today, then we will see,” added Klopp.
“A supporter slipped and kicked his ankle,” said Klopp on Adrian. “Yesterday it was swollen and today I spoke to him and he said it’s much better, but we have to see.
“I don’t understand why in the world of social media when we are all together, a supporter jumped over something and kicked Adlrian’s ankle. It is swollen but we have to see. Apart from that it was a brilliant night for him.”
Additional reporting by PA
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