And his heroics in the penalty shootout ensured his career at Anfield continued on a winning note after stepping in against Norwich on the opening day of the season.
However, the Reds have been dealt another potential injury blow in between the sticks as Jurgen Klopp revealed in his pre-match press conference that Adrian was subject to an “unbelievable” incident which left him with a swollen ankle.
“It would help him a lot [the confidence of the penalty save] if it was 100 percent clear that he could play tomorrow,” he told reporters.
“Because I really don’t understand it that why in the world of social media where you are all on it, when we were all together a supporter jumped over something and was chased by some security guys, slipped and kicked his ankle – crazy!
“Yesterday was swollen, he’s here today and I spoke to him and he said it’s better – much better than yesterday but we have to see.”
It leaves Liverpool with another potential selection headache in goal against Southampton as the curse in between the sticks over the summer has continued into the season.
Should Adrian fail to prove his fitness in time, Andy Lonergan will be the next in line to receive a call into action after signing a short-term deal last week to cover for the loss of Liverpool’s No.1.
Moreover, youngster Caoimhin Kelleher, last seasons third-choice ‘keeper is back in training after sustaining a wrist injury during pre-season and could, therefore, make a swift return to the substitutes bench on the south coast.