Liverpool keeper made an immediate impression following his free transfer last summer. Adrian explained the future at Liverpool, insisting he remains focused on staying at Anfield for the foreseeable future.
The Spaniard was signed on a free transfer last summer, after the departure of Simon Mignolet who left for Club Brugge. The Reds stopper signed a two-year extension at Anfield, with its contract set to expire in summer 2021.
Adrian had worked with Real Betis before joining Liverpool, the club where he began his career playing. The 33-year-old maintains that he sees himself at Liverpool and is keen to remain in Merseyside for as long as possible.
“I ‘m currently seeing myself in Liverpool. I still have a lot of years left to play football and we’ll see. I have an additional year and an optional one. I wouldn’t change anything right now to be here in Liverpool and enjoy this beautiful moment. I don’t know after this moment, football is a lot of fun. I saw myself in the summer, being home, there was the chance of returning to Betis, but it vanished. You need to live the present and we’ll see what’s going to happen next. It was difficult to have to leave home but to look at it now with hindsight it is obvious that I have evolved as a professional and as an individual,” he told Radio Sevilla, quoted by El Desmarque.
Adrian made 32 first-team appearances for Real Betis before signing for West Ham in 2013. The Spaniard, speaking of a possible transfer to his old club, feels it is “difficult” to imagine a return in time at this stage.
“I find it a little more complicated now to tell you the truth (to go back to the Betis). After six seasons at West Ham this past summer and being free, it’s true that I saw myself closer to returning home or to Spain and continuing my career there. Two seasons plus an optional one I signed here and this was my fantastic first year. We hope to finish the season in the field if possible, with full safety, but then we don’t know anymore. The future is very uncertain; we will not be able to plan much more about tomorrow and what we now have. If the opportunity in the future is given, God will tell,” Adrian said.