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.
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!”
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.