Sunday, August 18, 2019

Liverpool to sign Lonergan

Liverpool were left without their first-choice goalkeeper 37 minutes into their 4-1 Premier League opening win against Norwich City, as Alisson Becker limped off injured. His absence could reportedly last between four and eight weeks.

Adrian, who joined the club on a free transfer having been released by West Ham United at the end of 2018/19, was called upon and is set to continue in goal for as long as the Brazilian is out. That has effectively left Jurgen Klopp without a backup goalkeeper, with Simon Mignolet no longer at the club and youngsters Kamil Grabara and Caoimhin Kelleher out on loan and injured, respectively.

To counter the situation, Liverpool are now working on signing 35-year-old Andy Lonergan on a short-term contract, according to a number of sources including Liverpool Echo, Sky Sports, BBC and Evening Standard. The veteran shot-stopper is a free agent since his release by Middlesbrough at the end of last season, and he has helped Liverpool in pre-season already by putting in a decent 454-minute shift in their friendly against Sevilla.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Veselin Trajkovic


Vesko is a football writer that likes to observe the game for what it is, focusing on teams, players and their roles, formations, tactics, rather than stats. He follows the English Premier League closely, Liverpool FC in particular. His articles have been published on four different football blogs.

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