A number of Liverpool fans have suggested that the club make a move for former Spurs goalkeeper Michel Vorm in the wake of Alisson’s injury.
The Brazilian is set to be out for up to months, according to James Pearce, after injuring his calf against Norwich City on Friday.
With young ‘keeper Caoimhin Kelleher still recovering from a wrist injury, the Reds have a bit of a goalkeeping crisis on their hands.
The solution, report Pearce and Goal‘s Neil Jones, could be to add veteran stopper Andy Lonergan, who trained and played for us in pre-season, to the ranks on a short-term deal.
He could well be on the bench in the UEFA Supercup on Wednesday night, providing cover for Adrian.
The priority right now is simply to ensure that we’re not caught out, and it’s highly unlikely Lonergan would have to be utilised.
Still, some supporters are far from keen on the proposed signing…
Surely there are better options available
— Matt L (@CardyMatt) August 10, 2019
Many have backed a swoop for Vorm, who has made over 100 Premier League appearances for Swansea City and Spurs.
They say that the Dutchman, now a free agent, edges Lonergan in terms of ability and indeed suitability…
I would go for Vorm. Free agent, PL experience and good with ball at his feet.
— Indy (@1ndy_B) August 10, 2019
Why not Vorm? Ok for short term
— LFC6times (@Liverbird6times) August 10, 2019
And he's a sweeper keeper that can play with his feet. Gotta be the best 3rd choice going. And he's Dutch so @1JohnAchterberg will likely know him well. Contract till Jan to keep fit and active with a clause that he can join someone else once Alisson is fit?
— Murph 6️⃣🕊 (@____Gray_____) August 10, 2019
Vorm is still a free agent give him a chance to compete with the Adrian
— Matt Salo (@SisuSalo17) August 9, 2019
Other Reds, though, feel Lonergan is a good option after he played an important role in the side’s preparations.
He wasn’t offered a deal initially, but clearly he’s rated by the coaching staff.
Andy Lonergan probably thought his time was up. He did a job over the summer so why not get him in as cover? Kelleher isn't fit enough yet I don't think. (who am I though!) 😊
— ♿Rachel Ellis♿ (@RleEllis) August 10, 2019
They’ve got to go with lonegran. Not ideal but the moral thing to do. Lads been with us all summer and did well in his outings.
— John Thomas (@JT12G) August 10, 2019
No harm but I believe this man deserves a deal regardless. If you read what he’s been through then sometimes a break like this is the least he deserves and I hope he gets it from us.
— Hans (@Hans_LFC) August 10, 2019
Rather give Lonergan a short term contract and have him on the bench! https://t.co/RVqOGPcIes
— Keshen Krish (@KrishKeshen) August 9, 2019