European Super Cup hero Adrian is keen to make the most of his limited opportunity at Anfield and spoke of the mentality change he made after joining Liverpool
Just days after joining as a free agent, the Spaniard made his debut in the Premier League opener against Norwich after injury to first-choice goalkeeper Alisson Becker.
Adrian, who slept with the Super Cup trophy the night they beat Chelsea on penalties, dedicated last week’s Istanbul win to Alisson.
But he knows the Brazil international’s calf injury will only sideline him for a few more weeks so he is relishing every minute of the experience, which has already brought him one piece of silverware.
“We are playing football to live these kind of moments, great moments,” he told liverpoolfc.com.
“Obviously, like life, you can have good and bad moments in your career. But we need to enjoy these kind of games and these kinds of moments.
“You need to enjoy it with your family, best friends, with fans, with the team-mates.
“And also change the mentality like, ‘Nothing is done, we need to keep playing’.”
Adrian’s introduction to life at Liverpool has been made easier playing behind a defence which was the best in the Premier League last season.
“I think, for me as a goalkeeper, they make easy decisions. Honestly, they defend everything like animals. They help me a lot,” he added.
The former West Ham keeper had found himself without a club after leaving the London Stadium but Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp brought him to Anfield as back up to Alisson Becker.
But when the Brazilian was injured during the 4-1 win over Norwich, Adrian came in and then started the Super Cup match against Chelsea in Istanbul, picking up a winner’s medal after saving Tammy Abraham’s spot-kick as the Reds won the shoot-out 5-4 after the game ended 2-2 following extra time.