Klopp screams ‘Aaaadrian’ as Liverpool boss channels his inner Rocky to celebrate his comeback keeper’s Super Cup heroics


LIVERPOOL boss Jurgen Klopp channelled his inner Rocky Balboa as he screamed out “Adrian” following his goalkeeper’s penalty shootout heroics against Chelsea.

The ex-West Ham ace wrote himself into Reds folklore after denying Tammy Abraham to win the Super Cup for the Merseyside outfit.

Adrian proved to be Liverpool’s hero in the Super Cup against Chelsea, much to the delight of Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool won a penalty shootout yet again in Istanbul thanks to the performance of the Spanish shot-stopper, leaving Klopp delighted.

Last season’s Champions League winners came back from behind to lead the Blues, before Frank Lampards’s side pegged them back – forcing the game to penalties.

And just like how Rocky used to scream out to his wife Adrian in the hit franchise, Klopp praised his 32-year-old goalkeeper, who only started due to an injury to No1 Alisson.

Speaking of his side’s performance to BT Sport after the match, the German said: “We showed character as Chelsea did, it was like a boxing fight, proper knocks for both sides.

“Nobody in the stadium wanted extra-time it was a real killer. It was a really good Chelsea side and we had good moments.

“Talking about football makes no sense, it’s still really early. We had to fight and the boys did really well.

“What a story. Adriaaaaan! Like Rocky when he lost against Apollo Creed. He’s really loud in the dressing room already. His Spanish emotions come through.

“He’s not won a lot in his life so it’s nice for him to have moments like this. Really pleased for the boys.”

Adrian gave away a penalty in the first half of extra time after he was judged to have brought down Abraham, though replays showed there was minimal contact.

A delighted Adrian told BT Sport: “Welcome to Liverpool! It was a crazy week but I’m really happy to play here and for the fans. In the end it was great finish for us.

“I tried to stop when I saw Abraham and I touched him with his feet but he was looking for that. It doesn’t matter, in the end we got the title.”



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