Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian has been passed fit for Saturday's Premier League clash with Southampton.

The 32-year-old suffered a freak ankle injury as Jurgen Klopp's side celebrated a penalty shoot-out defeat of Chelsea in Wednesday's UEFA Super Cup.

A supporter on the pitch slipped and hurt Adrian, leaving Klopp fuming given first-choice keeper Alisson is sidelined with a calf problem.

Had Adrian not recovered in time for the game at St Mary's Stadium, the experienced Andy Lonergan would likely have been called upon to make a surprise Liverpool debut.

However, Liverpool confirmed on Saturday that Adrian is available, having sufficiently proved his fitness in the past 24 hours.

Trent Alexander-Arnold, Georginio Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino have all been restored to the starting line-up for the clash with Southampton, having all come on as substitutes against Chelsea in Istanbul. Joe Gomez, Fabinho and Jordan Henderson drop to the bench.

Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian is confident he will be available to play against Southampton on Saturday despite suffering an ankle injury.

The 32-year-old was hurt when a pitch-invading supporter slipped and collided with him while Liverpool celebrated beating Chelsea on penalties in the UEFA Super Cup.

Adrian - deputising for the injured Alisson - was the hero in Istanbul, saving a decisive spot-kick from Tammy Abraham after the match finished 2-2 after extra time.

Manager Jurgen Klopp said he was unsure if the former West Ham keeper would be fit enough for this weekend, meaning the experienced Andy Lonergan would likely need to start just days after agreeing to a short-team deal with the Reds.

However, Adrian expects he will be ready for the Premier League game at St Mary's Stadium.

"I feel much better," he told Liverpool's official website on Friday.

"It was a strange, weird situation because we were celebrating between us and one guy jumped from the crowd and started running.

"I think he slipped in front of us and also the security with him and made me a tackle from the side. It was a bit of a strange situation but I feel much better today and I hope [I'm] ready [for Saturday].

"I think I have many chances [of playing]. I feel mentally ready and I also hope today with the treatment of the ankle it's going to be much better.

"But I'm very optimistic to start playing tomorrow again."

Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian could miss the Premier League trip to Southampton after a fan accidentally kicked his ankle while celebrating Wednesday's UEFA Super Cup triumph.

An irritated Jurgen Klopp revealed the second-choice shot-stopper was struggling with swelling following a post-match collision with a pitch invader and is a doubt for Saturday's outing.

Adrian had been in the headlines for the right reasons against Chelsea in Istanbul, saving the decisive spot-kick from Tammy Abraham as Liverpool prevailed on penalties following a 2-2 draw at the end of extra-time.

The Spaniard, signed on a free earlier this month, only began the game after regular starter Alisson injured his calf during the Premier League victory over Norwich City at Anfield.

Third-choice option Andy Lonergan, 35, another recent acquisition following his release by Middlesbrough, may now be required to take over at St Mary's, much to Klopp's chagrin.

"I really don't understand why in a world of social media, where you are all on it, where we are all together, a supporter jumped over something, was chased by security guys, slipped and kicked [Adrian's] ankle," the Reds boss said on Friday.

"Crazy. Yesterday [Thursday] it was swollen. Today I spoke to him, here's here, he said it's much better. Much better than yesterday, but we have to see.

"Apart from that, it was a brilliant night for him, for sure."

Klopp did not hide his frustration with the ongoing instances of Liverpool supporters entering the field of play, which also occurred after the pre-season defeat of Tranmere Rovers.

"There's no doubt about how much we love our fans, but if they could all stop doing that. That's now the worst example I've heard about," he said of the latest incident involving Adrian.

"It's not funny, what can I say?

"I like the fact we don't have fences in the stadium, but that means there's a lot of responsibility on security.

"If the one person cannot stop himself then the people around him should do it. It's crazy. You think, wow, how can this happen?"

Jurgen Klopp expects Liverpool to sign Andy Lonergan on a short-term deal to provide emergency goalkeeping cover.

Alisson will be out for the next few weeks after suffering a calf injury during the Reds' opening 4-1 Premier League victory over Norwich City.

Close-season recruit Adrian will start Wednesday's UEFA Super Cup meeting with Chelsea and fill in as Liverpool's number one for the foreseeable future.

But a broken wrist suffered by youngster Caoimhin Kelleher last month means Klopp is short of cover and will turn to former Preston North End, Bolton Wanderers and Leeds United goalkeeper Lonergan.

The 35-year-old trained with Liverpool during pre-season and, having impressed Klopp, he is now set to be on the bench for the midweek assignment in Istanbul.

"The situation was even more difficult a few weeks ago because of injuries, but Caoimhin Kelleher is now in his final steps for being completely back," the manager told Liverpoolfc.com.

"He's training only [for] five days or so, catching balls and all that stuff, it looks all good but of course we have to find a solution in the short term and that will be, if nothing happens from now to then, Andy Lonergan.

"He was in with us, he's a brilliant character, a really nice lad and helped us a lot in the pre-season and now we decided to work together with him."

Lonergan's last senior action came with League One Rochdale last season during a spell on loan from Middlesbrough.

Nevertheless, Klopp is ready to name him among the replacements when his team take on Chelsea at Besiktas Park.

"I think so [Lonergan will be on the bench]," he added. "I didn't speak to John [Achterberg, Liverpool goalkeeping coach] yet about that. We spoke a lot about the goalie situation apart from what we have to do [on Wednesday]!

"We will see but we can have obviously a lot of players on the bench there which is good and I think Andy will be one of them."

Liverpool have confirmed goalkeeper Andy Lonergan will join the first-team squad for their pre-season tour of the United States.

The 35-year-old, without a club since leaving Middlesbrough at the end of last season, will work with the European champions' goalkeeping department alongside Simon Mignolet and Daniel Atherton.

Alisson is yet to return for pre-season duties since winning the Copa America with Brazil, while young keepers Caoimhin Kelleher and Vitezslav Jaros are injured.

Lonergan, who began his career with Preston North End, has played for several clubs in England including Leeds United, Bolton Wanderers, Fulham and Wolves.

He joined Middlesbrough in 2018 but did not make an appearance for the Championship club and spent the second half of last term on loan at Rochdale before being released when his contract expired.

Liverpool face Borussia Dortmund, Sevilla and Sporting CP while in the USA.

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