35-year-old Irish goalkeeper agreed to sign contract with Liverpool
Merseyside club have agreed to sign veteran shot-stopper Andy Lonergan on a free transfer. Signing a third-choice shot-stopper is always a strange thing, you essentially need to find someone willing to accept they won’t play unless there’s an injury disaster, but you still want them to be good enough if required.
Reds seem to be closing in on a new signing following an injury to Alisson. Liverpool website stating the Brazilian goalkeeper had injured his calf, and they weren’t sure how long he would be out for yet. The signing of Andy has to go down as a major surprise considering he’s now 35 and was playing for Rochdale last campaign.
His career has seen him play for Leeds United, Wolverhampton, Preston and Fulham among others but there’s no doubt Liverpool will be his biggest club yet. Lonergan is a product of the Preston youth academy and played 405 matches during his career.
To make things even more bizarre, he hasn’t ever played a game in the Premier League and realistically Merseyside club fans will be hoping that stat continues through this campaign. Adrian looks ready to start for now while Becker recovers from injury, but Lonergan would be thrust into action if the Spaniard picked up an injury too.
Liverpool had a fantastic season as they finished the Premier League in a second position and won the Champions League title. English club signed Sepp van der Berg from Zwolle and Harvey Elliott from Fulham this summer. Reds have an impressive squad and Jurgen Klopp planning to win Premier League.