Date: 24th August 2019 at 6:00pm
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West Ham United defender Aaron Cresswell played a part in signing Adrian this summer, according to Football Insider.

The reputable outlet claimed that it was the Hammers’ defender who gave a recommendation to Liverpool coach John Achterberg, as well as the Spaniard’s phone number.

Football Insider report that Adrian signed a two-year-deal at Anfield after West Ham refused to keep up with the goalkeeper’s £50,000-a-week wage demands.

Fellow keeper, Lukas Fabianski, enjoyed a great year at the earning the Hammer of the Year award as his performances quickly made Adrian second choice in East London – a similar role to what he has taken up at the .

OPINION

It comes as no surprise to see Cresswell helping out Reds’ coach Achterberg, given that they both worked together during their time spent with Tranmere Rovers more than a decade ago. It appears like a win-win situation for both Liverpool and West Ham, with Jurgen Klopp now having suitable cover after Alisson Becker’s injury and the Hammers having spared £50,000 in the weekly wage budget which made it possible to bring in two keepers to replace the Spaniard – Roberto and David Martin in the summer. Cresswell possibly needs to spend more time working on his game rather than attempting to work as an , especially after being dropped after a single game of the Premier League season. The 29-year-old made a tackle but failed to register a single interception or clearance in against [WhoScored]. Maybe Cresswell is getting ready for life as an agent after he retires, but helping a fellow Premier League rival sign your club’s keeper seems to be out of his range.