Liverpool confirm intention to bring in goalkeeper Andy Lonergan

Ruben Hill
August 13, 2019

Alisson injured his calf against Norwich City on Friday, with Jurgen Klopp confirming he will miss the next few weeks of action.

Jurgen Klopp wants Liverpool to make winning trophies a habit as they head back to Istanbul - the scene of one of the club's greatest triumphs - to take on Premier League rivals Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday.

The 26-year-old Brazilian damaged a calf during the first half of Friday night's 4-1 Premier League victory over Norwich and while the club has put no timescale on his recovery, Klopp is expecting to have to do without the Champions League victor for some time.

Now, Liverpool may have found a short-term solution for the goalkeeping crisis at Anfield as the Reds have been linked with a move for former Fulham and Leeds United goalkeeper Andy Lonergan.

But Klopp has limited back up because Caoimhin Kelleher, 20, only recently returned to full training.

"Not too cool. It's a calf injury which takes him obviously out for a while", Klopp told Liverpool's website.

Newly signed Spanish goalkeeper Adrian came on for the Reds, his first game in uniform since joining from West Ham on a free transfer this week.

Sportsmail's exclusively revealed on Sunday that Alisson was looking at an eight-week stretch on the sidelines, after being assessed at the club's Melwood base. I didn't speak to John [Achterberg] yet about that, we spoke a lot about the goalie situation apart from what we have to do [on Wednesday]!

"We will be able to make good connections with him and I think a lot of the lads have made bonds with him already because he's such a good lad off the pitch".

The annual match sees the Champions League winners take on the Europa League victors from the previous season, with some viewing it is as an important game and others claiming it's little more than a glorified friendly.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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