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Liverpool keeper Lonergan: I've learned so much here; I want to show it on the pitch

Liverpool goalkeeper Andy Lonergan is well aware of snipers online.

The 36-year-old joined the Reds on a free transfer last summer, and is yet to make a competitive appearance for Jurgen Klopp's side.

The experienced stopper has featured eight times on the bench for Liverpool this season, but is yet to be given an opportunity between the sticks.

Lonergan says that he has been mocked for his peripheral role at Anfield, but says it does not phase him and is determined to showcase what he has learnt.

"You get quite a lot of snide remarks, not from inside the dressing-room but particularly on social media," Lonergan told The Athletic.

"'You've won the lottery', stuff like that. But I've still got to work hard every day. I can't let my own standards slip, otherwise that would be me done.

"My focus, my mentality… they have to be spot on. I did get lucky initially to get the opportunity, but I had to take it as well.

“And if anyone's still wondering why I've spent a year here and 'not done anything', I tell you what: I'm really looking forward to playing a game again, wherever that may be, just to showcase what I've learned."


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