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'Yesss', 'great relief': Some Liverpool fans react to 'fantastic' Thursday announcement

Liverpool fans have welcomed the news confirming Caoimhin Kelleher has penned a new contract at Anfield.

The Reds made the announcement on Thursday, saying the 22-year-old goalkeeper had signed a new long-term deal.

Kelleher commits his future to Liverpool on the back of a memorable campaign on a personal level.

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Alisson Becker spent some time on the sidelines last season, and Jurgen Klopp initially replaced the Brazilian with Adrian.

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However, later on in the season, Klopp gave Kelleher a chance ahead of the former West Ham man.

The Irishman made five first-team appearances and featured in both the Premier League and Champions League last season.

Kelleher kept two clean sheets, against Ajax and Wolves, and conceded just three goals in his five appearances.

He also won his first cap for Republic of Ireland earlier this month, coming on as a substitute against Hungary.

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“I am delighted”

Speaking about the new contract, Kelleher told the Liverpool website: “I am happy to get it over the line and finally done.

“It was in the pipeline for a few months with negotiations and stuff, so I am delighted to get it done.

“For me, it was a positive moment to commit my future to the club for the next few years.

It’s such a big club and it’s an honour to be a part of it, so when I got the chance to sign for a few more years I was obviously delighted.

“I just want to keep my progress going at the club, really.”

Liverpool fans happy and relieved

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