By Sam Mcevoy For Mailonline
Published: 10:34 BST, 16 July 2019 | Updated: 12:59 BST, 16 July 2019
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
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 loan to Huddersfield, Caoimhin has an injury, so that leaves us only with Si (Mignolet) really and one