Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher has been urged to leave the club this summer in search of first-team football.
Mark Lawrenson was speaking on Off The Ball’s Football Saturday Podcast about the 24-year-old.
Caoimhin Kelleher was finally given a Premier League start last weekend against Liverpool.
Kelleher has been linked with a move away from the club ahead of the transfer window opening.
Alisson Becker is arguably the best goalkeeper in the Premier League which has limited his opportunities.
He’s now at a point in his career where he can’t afford to be second-choice for much longer.
Lawrenson has told Kelleher he needs to leave Liverpool this summer.
He admitted he wasn’t impressed with what he saw from Kelleher against Southampton.
However, he put that down to his lack of minutes this season, rather than his ability.
Kelleher urged to leave Liverpool this summer
Asked whether the 24-year-old needs to leave for first-team football now, Lawrenson said: “He does. He wasn’t good was he at Southampton?
“He actually looked really, really rusty but as you rightly say he needs to play.
“I wonder whether because they’re obviously trying to buy players Liverpool and they’re talking about him being £20m-odd, whether they might just sell him rather than letting him go out on loan.
“That will be an interesting one most definitely.
“You saw him last week and you think, you need to be playing, wherever it is you just need to be playing.”
It may be seen as a risk for the North London club to make a player with only 21 senior appearances to his name their first-choice goalkeeper.
However, he’s likely to be too expensive for a Championship side so needs to find the right fit in the Premier League.
Kelleher may now have the chance to leave Liverpool this summer and establish himself away from Anfield.