Revealed: Liverpool senior player hailed 'Brilliant' by Klopp to be told to leave
Liverpool goalkeeper Andy Lonergan will be told he is not getting a new contract, Football Insider understands.
The 36-year-old was handed a one-year deal last August after Alisson broke down with a calf injury and the club’s younger keepers were also hit by a glut of injuries.
A Liverpool source has told Football Insider that the club have no plans to extend Lonergan’s deal even though he has made a good impression during what is set to be a historic campaign.
Manager Jurgen Klopp hailed the experienced campaigner as a “brilliant character” when he was handed a short-term contract last August.
Liverpool were forced to take emergency measures after Alisson’s injury and a keeping hole meant Lonergan was fast-tracked on to the bench in early season.
He has slipped further down the pecking order during the campaign, with Adrian the deputy keeper and 21-year-old Caoimhin Kelleher making four appearances in the domestic cup competitions.
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The youngster thrived in the 1-0 midweek FA Cup win against Shrewsbury Town as Liverpool’s youngest-ever side kept the hopes of a famous quadruple alive.
Lonergan has been used predominantly as a training-ground keeper helping to keep Alisson and company fine-tuned as well as developing the best of the youngsters at Melwood.
The Football League journeyman has spent the majority of the career in the Championship, including a lengthy spell at Preston North End, and has never played a Premier League match.
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