The veteran Spaniard conceded twice in Italy, but still did himself proud on his Champions League debut, making one sublime save in particular from a Dries Mertens volley, as shared on Twitter by JOE.
And Fabianski was quick to hail the Kop stopper for his heroics.
Commenting on a post to Adrian’s personal Instagram account, he said: “That save” followed by a flame emoji.
To be fair, what a save this was from Adrian. The Spaniard hasn’t had the smoothest of starts to life Anfield, fluctuating wildly between heroism against Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup final to villainy against Southampton in the Premier League. While there have been some questions about his concentration levels and decision making, as illustrated by his average of making an error leading directly to a goal once every 16.25 matches in the Premier League, as per the league themselves, there should never have been any doubt about his shot stopping abilities – and that is something that West Ham fans will know only too well. Over the course of his 130 matches in the English top flight, he has made a total of 445 saves, including five from the penalty spot. Tuesday’s heroics, despite being unable to rescue a point for the Reds, were just another example of how good he really is.