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Report: ‘Sensationally talented’ Liverpool youngster set for Premier League debut on Sunday

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Report: ‘Sensationally talented’ Liverpool youngster set for Premier League debut on Sunday

Liverpool academy graduate Caoimhin Kelleher “looks certain” to start for the Reds on Sunday and make his Premier League debut in the process, according to Goal.com.

With Alisson Becker out injured, Kelleher was a surprise starter ahead of Adrian in Tuesday night’s Champions League Group D meeting with Ajax.

The game was only his fifth senior appearance for the Reds and his European debut, but you’d have never known by the performance he delivered.

Liverpool v Ajax - UEFA Champions League

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The Irishman produced a superb display, making numerous saves including two from Noussair Mazraoui and a brilliant stop from Klaas-Jan Hunterlaar in the closing stages.

Kelleher’s efforts were crucial as only one goal separated the two sides, Curtis Jones netting in the 58th minute for a 1-0 win and a spot in the last 16 of the competition as group winners.

Speaking at a press conference on Friday ahead of Sunday’s meeting with Wolves, Jurgen Klopp said: “Yes, he has [impressed] but in life you have to prove things.

 

“Caoimhin is a sensationally talented goalie. And for goalies it’s really difficult.

“Goalies have to wait, they can be exceptional but they have to wait for their chance because there’s only one goalie on the pitch and if he plays for 10 years in a row, it’s pretty difficult.

“Now he got the chance and I think he convinced everybody. He didn’t have to convince us, obviously – we thought it will be like this. But he convinced everybody, that’s good.”

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A bold move from Klopp, but one that has paid off handsomely, with the rarely-seen Kelleher very much the man of the moment at Anfield now.

Given how good he was, you’d certainly expect him to be in the starting XI against Wolves too, something many Liverpool fans would be more than happy with.

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