Liverpool will be joined by free agent Andrew Lonergan when the Reds travel to the United States next week as a shortage of shot-stoppers forces Jurgen Klopp’s hands.

Alisson Becker and Kamil Grabara are both still on holiday after they spent the summer on international duty with Brazil and Poland respectively.

Closer to home, Viteslav Jaros will miss pre-season with an elbow injury while Caoimhin Kelleher has a wrist issue that will mean he too will miss the summer preparations for the new season.

Simon Mignolet.

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That leaves Simon Mignolet as the only goalkeeper at the club and while he’s unlikely to force a move with Jurgen Klopp trying to deal with his goalkeeper shortage, there are still question marks surrounding what the future holds for him.

As per the Lancashire Post, former Preston goalkeeper Andrew Lonergan is set to travel to New York with Liverpool where the Reds will face Borussia Dortmund in Indiana, Sevilla in Boston, and Sporting Lisbon.

 

While it seems unlikely, it’s possible that the uncertainty surrounding where Mignolet will play his football next season could have prompted Klopp to make a move for Lonergan as a stop gap that he could use in the unlikely event that Mignolet asks to leave before the Reds return from the States.

Andrew Longergan.

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If he did and Lonergan was not on hand, it would force Klopp into deploying one of his outfield players in nets until a replacement for Mignolet could be signed.

Liverpool aren’t expected to conduct much business this summer but if they do say farewell to Mignolet, Klopp will need to sign a new goalkeeper to serve as a backup to Alisson Becker.

The next three and a half weeks will be very interesting for Liverpool fans as the clock is ticking on any business that the media have no knowledge with the 2019/20 Premier League season set to start in just a few weeks.

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