Liverpool goalkeeper injured by pitch invader

Tom Homewood
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Liverpool's Adrian lifts the trophy during the UEFA Super Cup Final at Besiktas Park, Istanbul. (Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images)

Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian is a doubt for Saturday's Premier League trip to Southampton after suffering a freak ankle injury after their UEFA Super Cup victory over Chelsea.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp revealed the Spaniard was hurt when a pitch invader landed on his ankle during the post-match celebrations in Istanbul.

"A supporter jumped over something, was chased by some security guys, slipped and kicked his ankle. It's crazy.

"Apart from that it was a brilliant night for him, not only because of the penalty but also because of the game." Klopp added.

It was Adrian's save from Tammy Abraham in a penalty shootout which secured the continental trophy for Liverpool.

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Adrian embraced by the rest of the team after saving Abraham's penalty (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Already without first-choice Alisson for a few weeks after suffering a calf injury during their season opener against Norwich, Klopp revealed a supporter ran on to the pitch shortly after Adrian had saved Abraham's spot-kick on Wednesday night.

Asked whether his shootout heroics could boost his confidence, Klopp responded: "It would help him a lot if it would be 100 per cent clear he can play tomorrow.

"Yesterday it was swollen, today I spoke to him he said 'it's much better than yesterday' but we have to see."

Alisson's injury prompted Liverpool to sign Andy Lonergan on a short-term contract, the former Preston, Leeds and Bolton goalkeeper was training with the Merseysiders over the summer due to a shortage of shot-stoppers.

Klopp also has Caoimhin Kelleher, a 20-year-old academy graduate as an option and said: "If we have to make a decision, we have to make a decision.

"Adrian came in a week before, Andy Lonergan trained longer with us, played half-time in one of the pre-season games."

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