‘We saw mistakes’: Sky pundit bashes this Liverpool player ahead of Burnley clash

Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas has bashed Liverpool’s starting goalkeeper at moment for his recent performances, heading into the clash with Burnley on Saturday.

Jurgen Klopp started the season with Alisson – who moved to the club from AS Roma last summer – as his main goalkeeper after a remarkable debut season at Anfield which saw him help the Reds win the Champions League.

However, Alisson, who became the first goalkeeper to keep a clean-sheet in a Champions League final since 2010, suffered an injury in the first game of the season against Norwich City.

The Brazilian’s unexpected absence handed a golden opportunity to new signing Adrian, shortly after the veteran shot-stopper’s move to Liverpool.

Adrian did help the team win the European Super Cup but for Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas, the Spaniard has not done enough to convince everyone that he is a reliable goalkeeper.

“Liverpool were very good going forward but I did see problems at the back against Arsenal. I don’t think Adrian is reliable. We saw mistakes at West Ham and we have recently too. Ashley Barnes is in form at the moment and Sean Dyche may play Chris Wood for his height,” Nicholas said on the Sky Sports website.

“They will squeeze Liverpool and drop off when they have it at the back, squeezing the midfield too. They need to stop the full-backs and the service to the front men. If it is rolled out from Liverpool they could even squeeze from the front. Liverpool will take risks and were exposed sometimes against Arsenal. The front three will be nice and fresh, with Mohamed Salah coming into this off the back of a brace, so I expect a Liverpool win.”