Adrian turned down improved contract with West Ham – Pellegrini

Adrian lifts the European Super Cup

Liverpool suffered a big blow in their opening Premier League game of the 2019/20 season.

Alison was taken off with a calf injury with it being reported he will be out for a few weeks.

As a result, new signing Adrian was thrust into the limelight for Liverpool, starting in the European Super Cup vs Chelsea.

The Spaniard would end up becoming the hero for Liverpool as he saved Tammy Abraham’s penalty to win the penalty shootout for the Reds.

Jurgen Klopp even compared Adrian to Rocky after the game.

ISTANBUL, TURKEY – AUGUST 14: Adrian of Liverpool reacts during the UEFA Super Cup match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Vodafone Park on August 14, 2019 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Pellegrini on Adrian

Just a few months earlier though, Adrian was sat on the bench for West Ham United.

The 32-year-old made just five appearances throughout 2018/19, none of which came in the Premier League.

Adrian would then leave the Hammers over the summer when his contract expired.

However, Manuel Pellegrini has since revealed that Adrian was offered an improved deal to stay with the London outfit:

“We offered Adrian to stay here to improve his contract. They did not find an arrangement.

It is difficult for me to talk about something I was not involved in. The different things why he did not continue here that you must ask him, his agent or the sporting director. 

I am happy for him. He was always a player who was positive and committed to this club. He played a lot of years here and he is a very good goalkeeper.” As quoted by the Evening Standard

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