Kirkland spent three seasons with Sheffield United's fierce rivals, Sheffield Wednesday.
The Sunderland goalkeeper has been in fine form for the Black Cats this season.
Kirkland played for both Sheffield Wednesday and Liverpool.
Kirkland played under the Aston Villa manager for just under two seasons.
Injuries have ruined many a promising career and Chris Kirkland's is no different. Yet, things looked so positive for the youngster back in 2001.
The former Liverpool goalkeeper believes Loris Karius should start in goal for the Reds against Chelsea on Friday.
The Mackems failed to land a new shot-stopper in time.
On August 16 2016, England began the Steve McClaren era with a convincing 4-0 win over Greece at Old Trafford.
Phil Thompson says that Preston North End goalkeeper Chris Kirkland rates Sunderland youngster Jordan Pickford highly.
Bolton boss Lennon reportedly wants to sign former Liverpool and Sheffield Wednesday man Kirkland to provide competitive for ex-Manchester United man Amos.