By Dave Woods

16th Aug, 2019 | 11:56am

Lonergan could start for Liverpool on Saturday

In an incredible turn of events, former Leeds goalkeeper Andy Lonergan could start for Liverpool against Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday. 

Number one keeper Alisson was injured in the opening game of the season, where summer signing and back-up keeper Adrian stepped in.

Adrian played in the UEFA Super Cup win over Chelsea this week but was injured after winning the game when he saved a spot-kick from Tammy Abraham. In the ensuing celebration, a Liverpool fan being chased by a steward slipped and kicked Adrian’s ankle.

Talking in his pre-match press conference on Friday morning, Jurgen Klopp revealed the blow that could see 35-year-old Lonergan making an unlikely Premier League start.

Lonergan was on loan at Rochdale in February. Now he’s just won a Super Cup medal and is on the brink of playing for Liverpool.

Incredibly, it would be his first-ever game in the Premier League in 405 appearances for a host of lower-league sides.

Lonergan had two stints at Leeds making a total of 47 appearances across all competitions.

His second stint didn’t work out so well after he signed on a free from Wolves in the summer of 2017. He made just nine appearances before moving to Middlesbrough on a free the following summer.

However, he’s still popular with the Leeds supporters who will absolutely love it if he gets to live a dream by lining up for Liverpool in the Premier League.