Three backup goalkeepers to chase for next season

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – MARCH 11: A dejected Adrian of Liverpool after defeat in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg match between Liverpool FC and Atletico Madrid at Anfield on March 11, 2020 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

There’s a clear need for a solid option to backup Alisson at Liverpool. Looking around, who could the Reds chase for the 2020-21 season?

If there’s an area that Liverpool needs to improve in the 2020-21 season it’s in goal. Specifically, in the backup role. Alisson has been as advertised since he arrived last season for a £66.8 million fee from Italian side Roma.

The issue for the Reds is in the backup role. When _Alisson_ can’t play, whether for injury or some other reason, backup _Adrian_ hasn’t been up to snuff.

His last outing was against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League. In a must-win game, the Reds backup made a crucial error to gift Atleti a goal and eventually the game.

Brought in on a free from West Ham United, Adrian looked like he would be a good choice as Alisson’s backup. In six seasons with the Hammers, Adrian held a 1.34 goals-against per 90. That’s a good stat line for a keeper playing for a mid-table team.

Getting him in on a free seemed like a shrewd piece of business. Look, in nine starts in the league, Adrian holds a 1.03 goals-against per 90 stopping 17 of 28 shots on target for an OK .643SV%. But when Liverpool needed him most, like against Atleti, he failed.

Adrian is still under contract until 2021, but that won’t stop Liverpool shopping him out as they did with Simon Mignolet. To do that they’d have to bring in another capable backup, here are three options for Liverpool.

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