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Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher should ask for loan move

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Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher should ask for loan move

Caoimhin Kelleher made his senior Liverpool debut in midweek and it looks like he could be another rising star coming through the youth ranks.

He is a highly-rated goalkeeper that has been with the Merseyside club since 2015 and became an important player at youth level.

The 20-year-old was rewarded on Wednesday night with a first-team debut against MK Dons int he third round of the Carabao Cup.

Kelleher had a dream start with a clean sheet in a 2-0 away victory, where he showed how confident he is playing out from the back and also made one brilliant save from close-range.

The Irishman has been around the senior squad at Anfield so far this campaign due to the injury to Alisson Becker and been on the bench to provide cover for Adrian.

Senior boss Jurgen Klopp has delivered some excellent praise of the youngster following his debut and is tipping a bright future.

“He’s a wonderful boy and a sensational talent. That’s how it is and the future is bright for him,” Klopp told the club’s official website.

 

“He’s now growing, not growing size-wise but the muscles are coming step by step. [He’s] a very good footballer, very good with his feet.

“He’s just a very calm person, which helps as well as a goalie, so yeah, a big, big talent, like the others.”

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TBR’s View:

Kelleher has certainly put himself on the radar of Liverpool fans following his display and did his prospects no harm against MK Dons.

The shot-stopper has great potential to fulfil and he’s proof that the Reds will keep bringing through top talent.

But the youngster looks ready to be introduced to senior football sooner rather than later, which is why he should request a loan away when the January window opens.

Alisson is close to his return and the Brazilian will undoubtedly regain his number one position, while Adrian has more than proved himself as a quality backup during his absence.

It means that Kelleher is likely to continue his development with the Under-23s side this campaign moving forward, but it would be a brilliant opportunity if he’s loaned out to a team in the Championship or League One.

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