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Adrian A Doubt For Liverpool's Game Versus Southampton, Andy Lonergan Could Make Premier League Debut

Adrian A Doubt For Liverpool's Game Versus Southampton, Andy Lonergan Could Make Premier League Debut

Jurgen Klopp has revealed Liverpool will need to check the fitness of Adrian ahead of their Premier League game against Southampton, with third-choice goalkeeper Andy Lonergan on standby.

Adrian replaced the injured Alisson for the UEFA Super Cup and he produced heroics in goal, saving Tammy Abraham's penalty in the shootout to beat Chelsea.

However, the Spaniard suffered an injury moments later in bizarre fashion. A pitch invader slide tackled the keeper causing him to injure his ankle.

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Speaking at his pre-match press conference, Klopp said: "It would help a lot if it was 100% clear that he could play tomorrow because I really don't understand it in the world of social media when we are all on it together, a supporter jumped over something, was chased by some security guys, slipped, and kicked his (Adrian's) ankle.

"Crazy. Yesterday it was swollen, today I spoke to him, he's here and he told me it's much better than yesterday, but we have to see."

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So, with Alisson ruled out for a "few weeks" due to a calf injury and Adrian struggling to be fit for Saturday's league game, Klopp could be forced to field Lonergan who recently joined the club on a one-year deal.

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The 35-year-old Scottish keeper, whose enjoyed spells at Wolves, Leeds United and Fulham, among others, has never played a game in England's top flight, but he could make his debut at St Mary's Stadium.

Lonergan potentially making his Liverpool and Premier League bow this weekend became the talking point on social media.

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Will Lonergan start in net on Saturday? Watch this space.

Topics: Liverpool, Football News, Alisson, Chelsea, Football, Premier League, Jurgen Klopp

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.