12 Aug 2019, 23:26 IST
Jurgen Klopp expects Liverpool to signal Andy Lonergan on a short-term deal to offer emergency goalkeeping cowl.
Alisson might be out for the subsequent few weeks after struggling a calf harm through the Reds’ opening 4-1 Premier League victory over Norwich Metropolis.
Shut-season recruit Adrian will begin Wednesday’s UEFA Tremendous Cup assembly with Chelsea and fill in as Liverpool’s primary for the foreseeable future.
However a damaged wrist suffered by teenager Caoimhin Kelleher final month means Klopp is wanting cowl and can flip to former Preston North Finish, Bolton Wanderers and Leeds United goalkeeper Lonergan.
The 35-year-old skilled with Liverpool throughout pre-season and, having impressed Klopp, he’s now set to be on the bench for the midweek task in Istanbul.
“The scenario was much more tough a number of weeks in the past due to accidents, however Caoimhin Kelleher is now in his closing steps for being fully again,” the supervisor informed Liverpoolfc.com.
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“He is coaching solely [for] 5 days or so, catching balls and all that stuff, it appears all good however in fact now we have to discover a answer within the brief time period and that might be, if nothing occurs from now to then, Andy Lonergan.
“He was in with us, he is an excellent character, a very nice lad and helped us loads within the pre-season and now we determined to work along with him.”
Lonergan’s final senior motion got here with League One Rochdale final season throughout a spell on mortgage from Middlesbrough.
However, Klopp is able to title him among the many replacements when his workforce tackle Chelsea at Besiktas Park.
“I believe so [Lonergan will be on the bench],” he added. “I did not communicate to John [Achterberg, Liverpool goalkeeping coach] but about that. We spoke loads concerning the goalie scenario other than what now we have to do [on Wednesday]!
“We are going to see however we are able to have clearly loads of gamers on the bench there which is sweet and I believe Andy might be one among them.”