Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said that Andy Lonergan will join the club following the calf injury to Alisson.
Alisson suffered a calf injury in Liverpool’s Premier League opener against Norwich City and Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that the Brazilian will be out of action for a few weeks.
In his absence, Adrian will be in goal for the upcoming matches while Caoimhin Kelleher will be his understudy. Liverpool need some more keeping reinforcements while Alisson is out and Irishman Andy Lonergan is one who Jurgen Klopp thinks will join the club.
Lonergan has had a lot of experience but not in the top flight but he did put up a decent performance in Liverpool’s pre-season friendly against Sevilla.
Klopp told Liverpool’s official site: “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.”
Lonergan would be a decent addition to Liverpool’s squad but there’s no doubt that Jurgen Klopp will want Alisson to recover as quickly as possible.