According to reports from the Lancashire Post, 35-year-old veteran goalkeeper, Andy Lonergan, has been training with the Reds ahead of the United States pre-season tour which starts on Tuesday.
A free-agent, the former Preston North End stopper has also played for Leeds, Bolton Wanderers, Fulham, Wolves, and Leeds in a career spanning nearly two decades.
The goalkeeping situation is a defintely topical conversation at Liverpool right now.
With Alisson’s golden-gloved exploits, uncertainty over Simon Mignolet’s Anfield future, reports Kamil Grabara is wanted on loan by Huddersfield Town, youth ‘keeper Dan Atherton playing up front, Jakub Ojrzynsk, plus injuries to young duo Caoimhin Kelleher and Vitezslav Jaros, there is plenty to discuss.
35-year-old free agent Andrew Lonergan will train with Liverpool on their tour of the US.
Looks like this is because of the shortage of goalkeepers right now, with Alisson, Kelleher, Grabara and Jaros all away/injured.https://t.co/EzHRslyX8A
— Jack Sear (@JackSear) July 15, 2019
Mignolet played 81 minutes in the pre-season win over Bradford, and, with Alisson still on a post-victory break after triumphing in the Copa América with Brazil, Lonergan has been enlisted by Jürgen Klopp for recent pre-season training sessions.
He is set to fly out to the USA with the Klopp’s first-team in July and there is a possibility he will also be present for the France training camp, which is scheduled to be sandwiched between the Napoli friendly at Murrayfield on July 28th and a meeting with Lyon in Geneva at the end of the month.
With the long-toothed Lonergan filling out the Reds’ training ranks in the absence of Alisson, Kelleher, Grabara and Jaros, it brings to mind the old-handed Alex Manninger.