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Liverpool call on Andy Lonergan as 35-year-old former Preston and Leeds keeper answers Jurgen Klopp's SOS with Alisson on holiday and youngsters injured Liverpool confirm veteran keeper Andy Lonergan will join them on their US tour The 35-year-old will help make up the numbers with No 1 Alisson yet to return Goalkeeping duo Caoimhin Kelleher and Vitezslav Jaros are also both out injured Lonergan, who is a free agent, has enjoyed spells at Preston, Leeds and Wolves 

By Sam Mcevoy For Mailonline

Published: 10:34 BST, 16 July 2019 | Updated: 12:59 BST, 16 July 2019

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Liverpool have confirmed that Andy Lonergan will join them on their pre-season tour of North America due to a shortage of cover at goalkeeper.

With Alisson yet to return from Brazil's Copa America triumph, the club announced on Tuesday that Lonergan will travel and train with the squad for their three-match tour.

The Reds' two youth goalkeepers, Caoimhin Kelleher and Vitezslav Jaros, are out injured which has prompted the decision to bring the former Leeds and Preston keeper with them.

Liverpool have confirmed that veteran keeper Andy Lonergan will join them on their US tour

Liverpool have confirmed that veteran keeper Andy Lonergan will join them on their US tour

Alisson is yet to return to Liverpool after his involvement in Brazil's Copa America triumph

Alisson is yet to return to Liverpool after his involvement in Brazil's Copa America triumph

The club's goalkeeping coach John Achterberg explained why they brought in the veteran keeper. 

'We do this because obviously we are really light in the goalkeeping area,' Achterberg told the club's official website.

'Ali (Becker) is on holiday, Kamil is going out on

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