Adrian has insisted Liverpool now have ‘two no.1s’ as Alisson prepares to return against Manchester United at the weekend.

The Brazil international is set to be included in the Reds’ line-up at Old Trafford on Sunday as Jurgen Klopp’s men look to continue their 100 per cent start to the Premier League season with a victory over their bitter rivals.

Adrian has deputised in goal for Alisson at the start of this season
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Adrian has impressed since deputising for Alisson, and believes he does not feel like a back-up having played every match since the opening day of the season when his team-mate suffered his injury.

He told The Telegraph: “When I signed for Liverpool I knew I was coming for a big challenge in my career and I think the competition makes us better. So to have two no.1s in the team is great for both of us.

“It’s a good decision for the manager because everyone wants to have the best and I think we are here – two no.1s.

“It’s not my mentality to be a no.2 and even less so when I am 32. Maybe in four, five years time I will tell you differently but it’s much better than being in a comfort zone of one no.1 and the other [goalkeeper] sitting on the bench forever.”