By Joe Shread
Final Up to date: 10/08/19 11:39pm
Virgil van Dijk has backed Adrian to step up and carry out for Liverpool within the absence of injured first-choice goalkeeper Alisson.
The Brazilian suffered a calf harm within the Reds’ 4-1 opening-day win over Norwich on Friday, that means Adrian was required to return off the bench and make his debut simply 4 days after signing on a free switch.
The 32-year-old made simply 5 appearances for West Ham final season – none of which got here within the Premier League – however Van Dijk believes his new team-mate has what it takes.
The defender mentioned: “I assume he is at that type of age, that stage of his life and profession that he can are available and slot in to the staff fairly straightforward.
“He is been by means of so many issues within the Premier League he can simply slot in fairly straightforward.”
Alisson will miss Wednesday’s Tremendous Cup match in opposition to Chelsea, which is Liverpool’s second alternative of the season to win silverware following the Group Defend final week.
The 26-year-old recorded a formidable 27 clear sheets in 51 video games for the membership final season, however Van Dijk says they may cope in his absence.
“He is essential for us, however I’ve no thought what the precise injury is,” the Netherlands international said. “We’ll see over the following days what the end result goes to be.
“We have to deal with it and we’re going to deal with it.”
Van Dijk was partnered in defence by Joe Gomez on Friday, who missed over 4 months of the 2018/19 season with a damaged leg.
Whereas Liverpool recorded a 4-1 win, they did concede 12 pictures on aim as Norwich created a number of scoring alternatives.
Van Dijk was impressed with Gomez’s efficiency, although, saying: “I assume he did effectively. He is a incredible participant.
“We’ve a whole lot of centre-backs working in the mean time, everyone seems to be match so the supervisor has to make selections.
“I’m just happy for him that he’s fit, he’s playing again, he’s playing at a high level and we just keep improving.”
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