According to The Evening Standard, Liverpool are set to turn to goalkeeper Andy Lonergan to aid their pre-season goalkeeper crisis.

The 35-year old, who was released from Middlesbrough at the end of his one year contract, is set to join up with Jurgen Klopp’s side this week, as they travel to the United States for pre-season.

Alisson Becker’s international commitments with Brazil mean he has been given an additional rest from joining up with his club teammates, whereas youth goalkeepers Kamil Grabara, Viteslav Jaros and Caoimhin Kelleher, who have been given a chance in Alisson’s absence, now look to be out injured for the entirety of the rest of pre-season.

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It is unsure whether Lonergan is there to make up the numbers, and to provide an additional body in training, or if anything more substantial is in the pipeline.

The former-Middlesbrough, Leeds, Preston and Bolton ‘keeper has enjoyed successful spells up and down the football league, but he is yet to play in the top tier. Whether that is with Liverpool or not is in the hands of Klopp.

At the end of his tenure on Teesside, Lonergan was signed on an emergency loan for League One side Rochdale, playing seven games in his short spell at the club. It was rumoured The Dale were interested in signing the veteran, and they could still be interested now he has become a free agent.

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Boro released Lonergan alongside fan favourite Dimi Konstantopoulos this summer, but Jonathan Woodgate’s side did sign former-fan favourite Tomas Mejias as a replacement.


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