The senior internationals during recent days might have caught the eye of most fans but the next generation was also in action.
That includes Ireland’s Under 21 side, who won 3-1 away from home against their Swedish counterparts, with Liverpool prospect Caoimhin Kelleher between the sticks.
With the bizarre goalkeeping situation at Anfield, Kelleher’s name has cropped up in conversation more than might have been expected of a young goalkeeper at such a big club.
And the FA Ireland official Twitter page posted a video clip of the 20-year-old showing off some fancy footwork, which may frighten goalkeeping traditionalists but reminded many fans of Alisson.
Caoimhin Kelleher 🔥
— FAIreland ⚽️🇮🇪 (@FAIreland) September 10, 2019
Loads of supporters were buzzing in response to the clip which teased a glimpse of the future at the European champions, who could well need a younger backup stopper in the not too distant future given that the current options are Adrian and Andy Lonergan.
He might make mistakes along the way but it’s clear that the young Irishman isn’t short on confidence and is learning from the best in Alisson.
Champions league medal to his name 🔥
— Kyle (@Kyle_muckian) September 10, 2019
Promising young keeper 🙌
Dreadful use of a dreadful meme 💩
— Rob Magee (@robmagee86) September 10, 2019
Hes said to be a fantastic outfield player, Jurgen has said it before. Reaping the rewards from that in these situations, plus hes learning from Alisson
— Adam Hanlon (@EireScouse28) September 10, 2019
Have no fear. Enjoy your career.
— Irish ELT (@irishelt) September 10, 2019
@Alissonbecker be proud
— Johnny Barry (@JohnnyBarry95) September 10, 2019
Learning from alisson
— 🇮🇪 (@Cawley___) September 10, 2019
It's a culture LFC
— Alan Corboy (@ac1176) September 11, 2019
He’s spending to much time with @Alissonbecker 😆🙌🏻👏🏻👏🏻
— Darren Dazzler (@dazzler_darren) September 10, 2019
— Cathal Quinn (@cathal_quinn) September 11, 2019
Learned from Bobby that
— Bobby Dazzler (@zrul_hafiz) September 11, 2019
@ian_jen wonder who he’s learning that craic from!
— Emeehan (@Looprevil1990) September 10, 2019
learn from the best : @Alissonbecker 👍
— aal alfath kholid (@aal_alfath) September 11, 2019
@Keelinelliott learning from professor Alisson
— Calvin Gorrell (@calvingorrell) September 11, 2019
— petie keighery (@petiek3482) September 11, 2019
Proud student of yours, @Alissonbecker 🔥🔥🔥
— Mi6uel Ⓤ Campoblanco (@cremaYscouser) September 11, 2019