Chris Edmund “Chris” Kirlkand is an English football player who currently features for the English Premier League club Wigan Athletic. He plays as a goalkeeper and was once regarded as a future number one for England.
Chris Kirkland started his club professional football career at Coventry City in England in 1999 and played for them for two seasons, featuring in 24 league encounters.
At the start of the 2001-2002 season Chris Kirkland was signed by Premiership giants Liverpool for 6 million pounds, making him the then most expensive goalkeeper in British transfer history. All this when he was just 20 years of age.
Chris Kirkland made his debut for Liverpool against Galatasaray in the UEFA Champions League but failed to secure his first team place and was relegated to the second and at times third choice position. He even spent one season on loan at West Bromwich Albion in 2005-2006 season and also played for some time in 2006 for Wigan Athletic.
At the end of the 2005-2006 season, Chris Kirkland left Liverpool for good, having been injured for good fraction of his tenure at Anfield and having played just 25 league matches.