Liverpool new signing Adrian enjoyed a frantic and fantastic full debut for the Reds on Wednesday night as he became the hero during a European Super Cup shootout win over Chelsea.

Olivier Giroud opened the scoring for Chelsea, before Sadio Mane bagged goals in the second half and early in extra-time to give Liverpool a 2-1 lead.

However, Adrian was momentarily the villain of the piece as he gave away a penalty for bringing down Tammy Abraham, with Jorginho duly dispatching the spot-kick.

The former West Ham United keeper opened up post-match on the incident, with the 32-year-old explaining that Abraham was looking for a penalty, though he did admit there was probably contact.

"To be fair I tried to stop. The attacker was intelligent. He was looking for that. I think I touched him and he touched me. It doesn't matter. We need to enjoy tonight," Adrian told BT Sport.

Adrian celebrates with Liverpool teammates after saving penalty from Chelsea's Tammy Abraham.
Adrian celebrates with Liverpool teammates after saving penalty from Chelsea's Tammy Abraham.

But Adrian was soon the hero as Liverpool won 5-4 in the penalty shootout as Abraham provided the only miss when the Reds' keeper stopped the shot with his legs.

Adrian added: "Welcome to Liverpool. It was a crazy week.

"I'm really happy for the team and to play here.

 

"I'm happy for the fans. It was a long game and I'm delighted."