Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian said it was "really difficult" to stay on the line during penalties after his heroics in a UEFA Super Cup win over Chelsea.

Adrian saved the only spot-kick of the shoot-out, denying Tammy Abraham as Liverpool claimed a 5-4 victory after the clash in Istanbul finished locked at 2-2 on Wednesday.

However, the Spaniard appeared to be off his line when Abraham took his penalty, although no retake was ordered, giving the Champions League holders their win.

Adrian, who only signed with Liverpool on August 5 and was making his starting debut, said the rule was tough on goalkeepers.

"It is really difficult to be on the line because we need a step forward to push but in the end we need to wait until he strikes," he told reporters.

"I knew his [Abraham's] strong side is my left, so I tried to go there and save with my right foot."

Sadio Mane's brace had given Liverpool the lead in extra time before Jorginho's penalty forced a shoot-out, only for Adrian to step up.

The former West Ham goalkeeper said he wanted to prove himself with star shot-stopper Alisson out injured.

"It is great to get a title, it is magnificent, to win in this way obviously I am more than double happy," Adrian said.

"I am really proud of all my team-mates and all the fans who came to support us.

"Also, for myself it wasn't an easy debut at Anfield on Friday [against Norwich City] because Alisson had an injury and you know the goalkeeper's life is like this.

"We need to be ready for everything, so I came to show that I have a great level and tonight was a great moment at the end saving that penalty."

Liverpool are back in action with a trip to Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday.

Liverpool great Jamie Carragher joked Adrian could buy his house on the cheap after the goalkeeper's heroics in the UEFA Super Cup against Chelsea.

Adrian made the only save in a 5-4 penalty shoot-out win for Jurgen Klopp's men in Istanbul, where the Premier League giants drew 2-2 on Wednesday.

The shot-stopper only signed for Liverpool on August 5 and he delivered a huge moment on his starting debut, playing due to star goalkeeper Alisson's injury.

Amid rumours Adrian would be looking to move to Merseyside, Carragher – who won two UEFA Super Cups with Liverpool – offered his house for very little.

"Adrian can have the house for f*** all!!," Carragher tweeted.

Sadio Mane's brace had put Liverpool ahead in extra time after Olivier Giroud's opener, but Jorginho's 101st-minute penalty forced a shoot-out before Adrian's heroics.

Jurgen Klopp was delighted for Adrian after the goalkeeper's heroics helped Liverpool win the UEFA Super Cup against Chelsea.

Adrian made the only save from Tammy Abraham in a 5-4 penalty shoot-out win after the Premier League giants drew 2-2 in Istanbul on Wednesday.

With star goalkeeper Alisson injured, Adrian was making his first start for Liverpool and the Spaniard stepped up – much to the delight of Klopp.

"Adriaaaan! Like Rocky," the Liverpool manager told BT Sport, referencing the famous boxing films starring Sylvester Stallone. "What a story. He kept his nerves together.

"He's loud in the dressing room already. I don't think he's won a lot in his life so it's good for him to win it.

"He made some unbelievable saves, both keepers did, so I'm really happy for him."

Liverpool fell behind to an Olivier Giroud goal before Sadio Mane's brace had them ahead in extra time.

However, Jorginho's 101st-minute spot-kick brought Chelsea level, leading to the penalty shoot-out.

"It was a very difficult game for both teams. It was all about winning it and we did that in the end," Klopp said.

"Nobody in the stadium wanted extra time, it was a killer. I'm not sure about the penalty but who cares now.

"We started well then dropped off. We could talk about football but it's too late now. We had to fight and the boys did."

Former England striker Andy Carroll is one of three senior players set to leave West Ham when their contracts expire at the end of next month.

The 30-year-old forward, goalkeeper Adrian and ex-France star Samir Nasri will all depart London Stadium.

Carroll, who initially spent the 2012-13 season on loan at the Hammers from Liverpool, signed in a reported £15million club-record deal in June 2013.

That six-year deal had the option for a two-year extension, yet the former Newcastle United man has consistently struggled with injuries during his time at West Ham.

Carroll's best scoring season came in 2015-16 when he netted nine times in the Premier League, but he failed to contribute a single goal in 2018-19, making just three league starts.

Adrian also joined West Ham in 2013 but was firmly behind Lukasz Fabianski in the pecking order last term, while Nasri featured sparingly.

Chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold said: "Andy and Adrian have both been great servants to West Ham United throughout their time at the club and we thank them for their loyalty and commitment to the claret and blue cause.

"Both have provided us and our fellow supporters with some unforgettable moments, whether they were sensational scissor kicks and unstoppable headers in Andy's case, or penalty saves and goals in Adrian's.

"They can both be assured of warm welcomes whenever they return to London Stadium and we wish them, as well as Samir Nasri and the young players whose contracts are up this summer, the very best for their future careers."

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