Report: Liverpool willing to loan out Caoimhin Kelleher next season
According to The Daily Mail, Liverpool are willing to let young goalkeeper, Caoimhin Kelleher, go out on loan next season.
The report states that Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is open to letting Kelleher go out and play regularly. It comes as Liverpool look to assess their goalkeeping situation and ensure that Alisson Becker has suitable back up and competition if needed.
The Reds have offered Adrian an extension but there is no sign of that deal being accepted just yet. Kelleher had jumped Adrian in the queue earlier this season, with Klopp labelling his young goalkeeper as ‘sensationally talented’ at the time.
Whether Liverpool decide to move into the market for another stopper remains to be seen. There seems to be no path back for Loris Karius, with a permanent summer switch the most likely outcome for him this summer.
That leaves the Reds with Alisson, Adrian, and Kelleher, as well as the young goalkeepers at 23s and 18s level. Kelleher won’t be short of admirers if he does go out on loan. Much like England stopper Dean Henderson, it could well be a chance for the 22-year-old to hone his craft, as Henderson did with Sheffield United.
TBR View: A year in the Championship for Kelleher?
That would probably be the best option for the Liverpool stopper. He’s proven he’s good enough to step in for Alisson but he isn’t going to get the game time to continually prove that again.
A year in the second tier could be ideal for Kelleher. He’d learn his craft, play regularly, and face a different type of challenge to that the Premier League offers.
Liverpool won’t want to leave themselves short, but for Kelleher’s development, a move away might be best for all.
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