Vanarama National League club Southport have signed former Liverpool defender Alex Whittle from National League North side AFC Fylde.
Whittle started his career at Liverpool and spent eleven years at Anfield before being released in early 2011.
The left-back joined Dunfermline Athletic on a pre-contract in April 2012. He made his league debut in August in a 4–0 victory against Cowdenbeath.
Whittle was signed as a winger and made sporadic appearances, often as a substitute, but got his break in the first-team at left-back.
He scored his first goal for Dunfermline against Ayr United on in September 2013.
After leaving Dunfermline at the end of the 2014/15 season, Whittle had a trial with Hartlepool United before joining AFC Fylde in September 2015.