This was a move that certainly sneaked under the radar a little bit.
And if I’m being totally honest, I think it’s going to stay that way for some time, so I don’t want anyone getting any ideas about what might be coming his way. I’m talking of course about Marcelo Pitaluga, who the Reds announced as their latest signing yesterday from Fluminense.
The club announced that the 17-year-old goalkeeper “has now started training at Melwood, where he will be based with the first-team group, alongside playing for the club’s Academy teams.”
And I found it interesting that they decided to mention him being based with the first-team group, because that might just set a couple of alarm bells ringing amongst some supporters. Coming off the back of the injury to Alisson, there’s been plenty of discussion about what the goalkeeping situation should look like at Anfield.
Do we need another goalkeeper?
There are some who feel like we should be going out and buying another goalkeeper, whilst I think that we should stick with Adrian, because I don’t think he should take too much blame for the goals conceded against Aston Villa.
Personally, I think that it would be too early to throw him into the mix, even if he does come with some high praise from Head of Goalkeeping John Achterberg when talking about his signing on the website, so don’t expect him to be on the bench or anything when we come to play Everton in the first game back after the international break.
Hopefully, this guy will be one for the future to keep our eye on, but that should be his only role within the club right now so soon after signing.
What about you? What do you make of this signing?