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Caoimhin Kelleher will hope to be Alisson’s long-term number two

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Caoimhin Kelleher will hope to be Alisson’s long-term number two

The Irish goalkeeper is catching the eye with some impressive performances at Liverpool.

This summer has certainly seen some big changes in the goalkeeper position at Liverpool. The Reds signed £65 million Brazilian stopper Alisson in order to solve their major issues between the sticks.

Loris Karius was pushed aside, heading to Besiktas on loan. Meanwhile, Welsh star Danny Ward also left, heading to Leicester City and young talent Shamal George headed to Tranmere Rovers on loan.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – AUGUST 17: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher of Liverpool and Shayon Harrison of Tottenham Hotspur during the welcome handshake before the Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur PL2 game at Anfield on August 17, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Nick Taylor/Liverpool FC/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

With that in mind, Liverpool handed a new deal to another young keeper last week.

The Reds have handed Irish goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher a new deal at the club. He played during pre-season for Liverpool and appears to have become the club’s new third-choice keeper.


“I’ve learned a lot from him already.

“He’s a top-class goalkeeper and a really nice guy as well which helps. I’m just trying to learn as much as I can from him.

“He’s a really good shot-stopper and he’s really quick so I’m learning little things off that. He’s Brazilian as well so he’s got a few skills!”

– Kelleher on Alisson’s influence


The teenager, who has admitted he is already learning plenty from the current first-team stopper, will now be hoping to push ahead and become a regular in the Liverpool first-team set-up.

So can he be the long-term back-up to Alisson. Judging by the difficulty Danny Ward had in cementing himself in that role, it will be a tough task for the 19-year-old.

But he is already training with the first-team and perhaps when Mignolet eventually moves on, Kelleher can take his chance and be the Brazilian’s number two for years to come.

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Mathew Nash

Sports journalist based in Bristol. Previously spent five years writing for HITC Sport. Everton fan for my sins.

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