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Liverpool Sign Goalkeeper Alex Manninger

Alex Manninger

Liverpool have signed veteran goalkeeper Alex Manninger on a short-term contract, the Premier League club said on Friday.

The 39-year-old Austrian, who spent five years with Arsenal from 1997-2002, signed on a free transfer after leaving German side Augsburg at the end of last season.

Manninger is likely to be Liverpool’s third-choice keeper behind Simon Mignolet and new arrival Loris Karius.

“When Liverpool was on the phone, it was a great pleasure for me to take it on because it gives me what I was looking for,” Manninger told the club’s website.

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“This is the moment I was waiting for until the end.”

Manninger, a former Austrian international, is Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp’s sixth signing of the close season, following the additions of Karius, central defenders Joel Matip and Ragnar Klavan, forward Sadio

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