Adrian caught the eye in Liverpool’s 2-0 victory at Preston as one of only a handful of standouts in the eyes of the media, as the Reds got the job done with little fanfare.
Liverpool did exactly that, never producing the most eye-catching of performances but eventually getting the job done.
While the Spaniard didn’t have a huge amount to do at Deepdale, he made one superb first-half save that crucially prevented Preston from taking the lead.
TIA claimed that Adrian‘s throwing of the ball was “nice and quick”, allowing Liverpool to build attacks in a swift fashion.
He was also crowned as the TIA’s readers’ Man of the Match on the night, receiving a 7.8 rating from our readers in what was his first appearance since February.
Ian Doyle of the Echo hailed a “good block on the line” from the Welshman, who received a nice blow to the face for his trouble, adding that his “persistence” helped create the goals.
Closing out the top three was Curtis Jones (6.9), with Ross from The Redmen TV saying he “turned into Ronaldinho for a few seconds” at one point.
Meanwhile FotMob noted that the 20-year-old enjoyed an 86 percent pass completion rate, as well as playing one key pass.
According to the overall ratings, Liverpool’s poorest performer was deemed to be debutant Harvey Blair (5.3), but that’s overly harsh.
The teenager should be hugely proud of representing the Reds at this level – it’s something we’ve all dreamed of for our whole lives, without ever achieving!