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Report: Liverpool to consider Andy Lonergan on short-term deal

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Report: Liverpool to consider Andy Lonergan on short-term deal

Liverpool are reportedly contemplating offering goalkeeper Andy Lonergan a short-term contract in the wake of Alisson’s opening day calf injury.

The Reds number one was forced off in the first half of Friday’s Premier League match against Norwich City and was replaced by summer acquisition Adrian.

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The club have stated the Brazilian will definitely miss next week’s UEFA Super Cup match with Chelsea, and The Telegraph report he could miss anywhere between four to eight weeks.

It is a huge blow for Liverpool, with Alisson one of the team’s standout performers last term following his £67 million move from AS Roma (Sky Sports).

BBC Sport report the club are now debating bringing in veteran stopper Lonergan to cover the South American’s absence.

 

Lonergan was drafted in by the club for pre-season while Alisson was away and Caoimhin Kelleher was injured.

TBR’s view

Surely there are no reasons why Liverpool shouldn’t get Lonergan in just to make up the numbers.

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He would not play for the club, but merely ease the burden on Adrian and Kelleher in training.

With Alisson potentially facing two months out, it makes sense for Jurgen Klopp to take advantage of the 35-year-old’s availability.

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