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Published: 12:12 | 22/7/16

Liverpool sign Manninger

Veteran goalkeeper Alex Manninger has joined Liverpool on a free transfer, subject to international clearance.

Manninger left Augsburg at the end of last season and has been training with Liverpool in recent weeks with a view to become the club's third-choice keeper.

He travelled with the squad to the United States and put pen to paper on a short-term deal.

Manninger played for Arsenal between 1997 and 2002 with his last Premier League game coming in 2001 when the Gunners lost 3-2 to Southampton at The Dell. As well as Augsburg, the 39-year-old has enjoyed spells at Fiorentina, Udinese and Juventus.

"Honestly, it was a surprise. After these years, in Italy and the last four years in Germany, I hadn’t given up, I hadn’t said ‘that’s it’, I still waited for the phone call," Manninger told the club's official website after signing a deal to return to the Premier League.

"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. This is the moment I was waiting for until the end.

"I’ve still got something left, for sure, but obviously it’s probably not the time for me to push for the next three or four years to get a place in the goal. Because time says it’s not possible to play 50 games a year.

“But if I’m called up, I’m definitely there for games, I will play. And I’ll definitely be in the changing room every game, giving my input; I hope, even if it’s only a couple of per cent, it will do the rest."

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