Liverpool are set to sign Andy Lonergan on a short-term basis following the calf injury sustained by goalkeeper Alisson Becker.
Alisson suffered a calf injury during his side’s 4-1 win over Norwich City on Friday night and is set to be on the sidelines for the next few weeks. The signing of Lonergan will mean Adrian will be the first choice keeper in the absence of the Brazilian. Head coach Jurgen Klopp confirmed that Lonergan, who was part of Liverpool’s squad during pre-season and has continued training at Melwood - is set to sign a short-term contract with the club.
“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 told the club’s official website.
“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.”
The 35-year-old is also likely to be on the bench for Wednesday’s UEFA Super Cup tie with Chelsea in Istanbul.