UEFA Super Cup: No Alisson, Liverpool Name 23-man Squad To Face Chelsea [Full List] - MySportDab - Sports News Nigeria


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Tuesday, 13 August 2019

UEFA Super Cup: No Alisson, Liverpool Name 23-man Squad To Face Chelsea [Full List]

Liverpool have named a 23-man Squad for the UEFA Super Cup clash against Chelsea without Henderson & Goalkeeper Alisson due to injury, MySportDab reports.

Jurgen Klopp said yesterday he expects a new Goalkeeper Lonergan to join the club on a short-term contract in the absence of Alisson, who is sidelined for the "next few weeks".

Lonergan, 35, was released by Middlesbrough at the end of last season and was drafted in as cover for Simon Mignolet in Liverpool's pre-season tour of USA, while Alisson was given time to recover from the Copa America.

Klopp decided to keep hold of the veteran goalkeeper upon returning to Melwood and has now ostensibly offered the Englishman a deal to stay on at the club.

Liverpool were plunged into a keeper crisis on Friday when Alisson sustained a calf injury during the 4-1 win over Norwich.

Mignolet was sold a few days prior, despite Klopp's wishes for the Belgian to stay, and free agent Adrian was signed.

Under-23s shot-stopper Caoimhin Kelleher is also injured leading to the acquisition of Lonergan, who will be the sole back-up to Adrian in Istanbul.

Klopp is unsure when Alisson, who claimed the Premier League's Golden Glove last season, will regain fitness.

“[It’s] not too cool," he told Liverpoolfc.com about the Brazilian.

"It’s a calf injury which takes him obviously out for a while."

As for his reserve keepers, the German tactician said: “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."

Liverpool's UEFA Super Cup squad: Fabinho, Van Dijk, Wijnaldum, Milner, Keita, Firmino, Mane, Salah, Gomez, Adrian, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lallana, Lonergan, Shaqiri, Brewster, Robertson, Origi, Matip, Hoever, Kelleher, Alexander-Arnold, Elliott

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