Mark Lawrenson says he is worried by the recent performances of Liverpool back-up goalkeeper Adrian.
The former West Ham shot-stopper was signed on a free in the summer after Simon Mignolet moved to Club Brugge.
He was only expected to be used in emergencies, but £67million Alisson was injured on the opening day of the season against Norwich.
The Brazil international keeper is out of action indefinitely, meaning Adrian is the club’s number one for the foreseeable future.
Liverpool have won all three of their opening fixtures this season, and sit pretty at the top of the Premier League.
But they are yet to keep a clean sheet with Adrian between the sticks, and Lawrenson is concerned.
“The goalkeeper worries me,” Lawrenson said on LFC TV. “I just think he’s sort of, last two games, made the mistake at Southampton when he shouldn’t have been under any pressure and he got away with a big one today.
“He should have let [Virgil] Van Dijk just sort that situation out and he came running off his line.
“He just worries me a bit and I know he’s experienced and everything but there’s a reason why nobody else was taking him.
“I get that [that Adrian hasn’t played with the Liverpool players for long] but do you know something, that decision he made today doesn’t matter whether you’ve been there a minute or a thousand minutes with somebody, it’s his decision making.
“Obviously the one act Southampton as well and I think the manager will obviously always, always back him because Alisson’s probably not fit until after the international break. But he just worries me a little bit.”
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp issued an update on Alisson’s condition ahead of the Reds’ 3-1 win over Arsenal.
“Close? Not that close,” said Klopp. “I had lunch with him today, so at least he can eat. He looks good, in good shape, in a good mood.
“But there’s no date in my mind. At beginning he was on crutches but they aren’t there anymore. He walks normally, can train different.”
He added: “No date – we want to give him the time he needs, but it looks good. He is not on crutches anymore, walks normally, trains differently to how he could a week ago.”