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Alisson to miss a 'few weeks', whilst Lonergan signed for short-term

As reported on Sunday, Liverpool will bring in Andy Lonergan on a contract that was originally thought to be a 12 month contract but now appears to have been confirmed.

It comes in light of the news that Alisson is likely to miss at least a 'few weeks' after suffering a calf injury against Norwich on Friday night.

Liverpool are currently short in the goalkeeping department, with Simon Mignolet sold to Club Brugge, whilst Loris Karius is still on loan.

The Reds also have a number of youngsters either out on loan or injured and were literally left with just Adrian in the goalkeeping department.

So Lonergan will now sign for the season and likely take his place on the bench against Chelsea in the Super Cup on Wednesday night.

Speaking today about the situation, Klopp told the assembled press: "The situation was even more difficult a few weeks ago because of injuries, but Caoimhin Kelleher is now in his final steps for being completely back.

"He’s training only [for] five days or so, catching balls and all that stuff, it looks all good but of course we have to find a solution in the short term and that will be, if nothing happens from now to then, Andy Lonergan.

"He was in with us, he’s a brilliant character, a really nice lad and helped us a lot in the pre-season and now we decided to work together with him.

"So that’s a very experienced solution but in the moment when Caoimhin is back then obviously Adrian is No.1, Caoimhin probably No.2 but we have to see how then he can have some games with the U23s or U21s [so] that he gets match practice as well.

"We have to see how that works but that’s then how we cover that situation."

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