In a UEFA Champions League first round group game that ended early this morning, Liverpool beat Ajax 1-0 away. After the game, the starting goalkeeper Adrian said in an interview with Liverpool's official website that it is great to keep the zero cover and that the team will miss Van Dijk, but the defensive end of the campaign did well.
Adrian said: "It is the best start of the new season for the Champions League to score zero sheets and 3 points in a difficult game like this."
"This is a great victory, a key victory, to score 3 points in the Champions League game and keep a clean sheet. This is a bit different and unfamiliar because we have some good players missing.
"I think we should get another result in the Merseyside Derby, but I think we reacted very well, and the team showed our strong mentality, a mentality of winning."
"We proved it and returned to Liverpool with three points."
"As a goalkeeper, it is a great thing to keep the clean sheets. In the past few games, we have conceded a lot of goals, some of which should not be lost. The game tonight was very good. We kept the clean sheets and scored one. Goal and score 3 points."
When talking about Fabinho’s goal line clearance, Adrian said: “Fabiño played a few games as a central defender last season and played more games together. Everyone will definitely become more confident.”
"We have known each other for a long time, not just between the central defender and the goalkeeper, this is the defense of the entire team, and everyone has performed very well.
"Obviously, we know that we will miss Van Dyke. This is a huge loss for us, but this game is our response. We have a lot of good players to play in this position. Fabinho and Joe Gomez works well together."
"We have an excellent lineup, and we have shown this many times last season. When someone is absent, there is another player from the bench who takes over or even performs better."
"We will definitely miss Van Dijk, but I think we did well on the defensive end tonight."