Alisson injury forces Liverpool to sign a 35-year-old goalkeeper

Former Fulham and Leeds United goalkeeper Andy Lonergan set to join Liverpool on a short-term contract.

The 35-year-old was released by Middlesbrough at the end of last season and was drafted in as cover for Simon Mignolet in Liverpool’s pre-season tour of USA.

Lonergan is also likely to be on the bench for Wednesday’s UEFA Super Cup tie with Chelsea in Istanbul.

Speaking in an interview, Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp said:

“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,”

“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.

“So that’s a very experienced solution but in the moment when Caoimhin is back then obviously Adrian is No.1, Caoimhin probably No.2 but we have to see how then he can have some games with the U23s or U21s [so] that he gets match practice as well.

“We have to see how that works but that’s then how we cover that situation.”

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