Andy Lonergan is a man whose career appeared to be fizzling out at this point last season having just been released by Middlesbrough.
At the age of 35, he had just spent the second half of the 2018/19 season on loan with Rochdale in League One and any hopes of ever playing in the Premier League looked to be vanishing quickly.
However, after Liverpool made the bizarre decision to bring him in on a free transfer in the summer, presumably to boost their number of homegrown players, that ambition started to look more realistic.
Klopp says Adrian a doubt for Southampton with swollen ankle after being injured by a fan who ran on the pitch during Super Cup final celebrations
— paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) August 16, 2019
And, following a freakish spell for the Reds that has seen both Allison and Adrian pick-up injuries, it now looks like Lonergan could be called upon to face Southampton this weekend.
One club whom Lonergan spent two years of his career, over two different spells, is Leeds United.
He never played particularly well in his 47 appearances for them so it is safe to say that this is a scenario that many fans simply cannot believe…
— David Kevin Williams (@DaveKWilliams) August 16, 2019
— Woody (@seriebshite) August 16, 2019
Unbelievable Jeff. You gotta like the guy, and he’s a decent keeper- but what a bizarre set of circumstances…
— Bruce The Bad Cat (@BruceTheBadCat) August 16, 2019
— Butch (@WillButcher8) August 16, 2019
Since being released by Leeds Lonergan has won the European Super cup and is likely to start for Liverpool tomorrow.
Never give up on your dreams
— Shropshire Whites (@SWILUSC) August 16, 2019
Andy Lonergan In 😂 https://t.co/gyEuht2IIw
— Jack Cornes (@_JackLUFC) August 16, 2019