Liverpool star confirms departure after five years with emotional message

Goalkeeper Adrian has now left Liverpool
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Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian has confirmed he has left the club after five years following the expiration of his contract.

The Spaniard joined the Reds in 2019 from West Ham United and went on to make 26 appearances for the club. Throughout his time at Anfield, he was second and third choice under Jurgen Klopp behind Alisson and Caoimhin Kelleher.

During his time at the club, Adrian won the Premier League, EFL Cup, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup and Community Shield.

He had signed contract extensions in 2021 and 2023 but he has now departed. Confirming his exit on X, formerly Twitter, he said: "Dear Reds, I'm making this video to thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you have given me during this beautiful and successful journey together.

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"In five years you have shown me so many things. That wearing the Liverpool shirt and defending the Liverpool badge at Anfield should be added to the seven wonders of the world. That eleven yards is nothing when it comes to winning a title. That London is really Anfield South. That the Scouse accent is not difficult, it is for chosen and special people. That tradition must be protected. That You Will Never Walk alone is not just an anthem, it is a philosophy of life. Even that only three letters, K.O.P, can lift you up in the hardest moments.

"Now, it's time for me to share all these experiences I have learned. I will be grateful to you for my whole life. You have been and always will be very special to me and to my family.

"As Bill Shankly said, 'Liverpool Football Club exists to win trophies.' I wish you all the best. Once red, always red."

Liverpool sent their own tribute to the goalkeeper after his five-year stay ended. "Adrian departs Liverpool this summer having made a valuable contribution to the club’s successes across his five years at Anfield," a club statement read.

"A popular figure among teammates and staff alike, Adrian leaves the Reds with the best wishes of everybody at the club. Thank you for everything, Adrian."