Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian sent West Ham youngster Joseph Anang a message in order to congratulate him on his latest performance for the Hammers’ U-23s.
The 19-year-old goalkeeper, who is yet to feature for the senior side, took to Instagram to celebrate keeping a clean sheet and helping his side beat Stoke City 4-0 on Monday.
“Hard earned 4:0 win against a very experienced stoke city side on a cold Monday night, the boys were class,” wrote Anang on his personal Instagram account.
Anang’s update saw current Reds keeper and former Hammers player Adrian send the youngster a four-word message in order to say well done for his latest display.
Adrian may have left the Hammers in the summer and currently be enjoying life at top-of-the-table Liverpool, but it seems he is still keeping an interest in West Ham’s up-and-coming talent. This is a very positive sign as hopefully, Anang will be able to turn to Adrian for advice in order to aid his fledgeling career. The Hammers youngster recently messaged Adrian on Instagram so it does seem like the 19-year-old does have the ability to make contact with the Reds shot-stopper if he needs any help. Adrian has featured in the Champions League this season and has played 133 times in the Premier League so should be a useful source of information for the Hammers youngster, also the 32-year-old knows what is expected of a West Ham player. After all, the veteran keeper spent six-years at the London club after joining from Spanish side Real Betis, playing 150 times in the process, so can advise Anang on what it takes to be a success at the London Stadium. While Anang is likely a long way off making his senior debut, he only stepped up to play for the U-23s on a regular basis this season due to Nathan Trott joining AFC Wimbledon on loan, having an experienced player to contact never hurt anyone.