Liverpool youngster Caoimhin Kelleher believes he is learning from the best in Alisson Becker, liverpoolfc.com reports. Kelleher thinks working with Alisson is helping to make him a better goalkeeper.
Kelleher has been training with Liverpool’s first-team for more than a year now. And while Alisson, Adrian and Andy Lonergan are preferred to him, he is highly rated by the Reds. He believes he will take his game to the next level and become first-team-ready by training with Alisson.
Speaking during a press conference for the Republic of Ireland U21 team (via liverpoolfc.com), Kelleher said: “It’s been very good for me. To be honest, in the last year I think I’ve improved quite a good bit in that part of the game and a lot has been down to him, just watching him and seeing what he does in certain situations in games.
“Speaking to him as well, he’ll speak to me on what stuff I can improve on, so it’s been a huge help.”
Kelleher is still some way off being a first-team Liverpool player. But the 20-year-old will only get better when he is working with one of the best in the world every day. This will prepare him for when his time comes.
In the next year or so, the young Irishman will need a loan spell or two. But there are high hopes for his future at Anfield and he could become Alisson’s long-term successor.