Ex-Leeds man Andy Lonergan set to make Liverpool's Super Cup squad

Andy Lonergan of Leeds gives his team mates instructions during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Burnley and Leeds United at Turf Moor on September 19, 2017 in Burnley, England.

The one-time Leeds United player might win the European Super Cup tomorrow.

Leeds United's English-born Irish goalkeeper Andy Lonergan gives a thumbs to cheering soccer fans as he arrives at the Mandalar Thiri stadium to play a friendly match against Myanmar in...

There isn't many things in football that'll shock Leeds United fans anymore.

From a Champions League semi-final to administration in the space of a couple years, the Elland Road faithful know about the lunacy of the beautiful game a bit more than most fanbases.

But it's probably fair to say that no Leeds supporter could have envisaged what has happened to one of their recent goalkeeping flops.

No, Felix Wiedwald hasn't joined Real Madrid yet, but Andy Lonergan has signed for Liverpool and he could be a European Super Cup winner tomorrow night.

The 35-year-old keeper had his contract in West Yorkshire torn up last summer following a poor first season with the Whites, having been signed during Victor Orta's first transfer window as DoF.

 

He spent the second half of last season at League One side Rochdale but, bizarrely, Lonergan is set to experience a much bigger stage.

Champions League winners Liverpool, who face Chelsea in tomorrow night's showpiece in Istanbul, have confirmed that they've signed the former Leeds keeper on a short-term deal after Alisson picked up an injury in the Reds' Premier League opener last week.

Lonergan won't be starting the game, but Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that he'll be in the squad as a back-up for new signing Adrian [Liverpool's official website].

He is unlikely to play, but the fact that he'll be on the bench is a miracle in itself and another reason as to why they say that football is a funny old game.

Leeds goalkeeper Andy Lonergan reacts during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Newport County and Leeds United at Rodney Parade on January 7, 2018 in Newport, Wales.

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