Sunday, September 19

Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher signs new five-year contract with club

Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher signs new five-year contract with club

Caoimhin Kelleher has signed a new five-year contract with Liverpool.

The Republic of Ireland goalkeeper has been rewarded for his impressive progress over the course of the 2020-21 season.

Will Kelleher remain with the first-team next season?

Despite recent speculation that he could be loaned out next season, The Athletic understands that the 22-year-old will definitely be staying put as part of Jurgen Klopp’s squad.

Kelleher, who has made nine senior appearances for the club in all competitions, leapfrogged Adrian in the pecking order to become regarded as Alisson’s understudy.

What has been said?

Kelleher told “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.

“It was a big year for me in terms of playing the first team games; being thrown into the Champions League and Premier League games was big for my development and being able to handle that. It gave me a lot of confidence to try to push on, to try to keep pushing Ali because I can play at that kind of level as well and do well.”

What is Liverpool’s goalkeeping situation?

Fellow back-up keeper Adrian recently penned a new two-year contract and Liverpool expect Brazil international Alisson to sign a long extension following the Copa America.

Kelleher and Adrian will continue to fight it out for the role of No 2 with the young Irishman currently in pole position. He won his first senior international cap earlier this month against Hungary in Budapest.

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