The much-loved goalkeeper needs to be patient in pursuing regular outings for the Reds, but his potential has been limited
Caoimhin Kelleher has signed a new long-term contract at Liverpool with the 22-year-old goalkeeper seeing his impressive progress at senior level rewarded.
The promising striker has become a full-fledged international with the Republic of Ireland, while in Premier League and Champions League matches at club level.
His path to regular first-team football at Anfield is blocked by Brazilian star Alisson, but the Reds are eager to ensure that they remain the only ones to benefit from his long-term potential.
What was said?
Kelleher told Liverpool official site to engage in new conditions: “I am happy to have crossed the line and finally finished; it was in the works for a few months with negotiations and everything, so I’m so glad I did.
“For me it was a positive moment to engage my future at the club for the next few years.
“It’s such a great club and it’s an honor to be a part of it, so when I got the chance to sign for a few more years, I was obviously delighted.
“I just want to keep improving at the club, really.”
What does the future hold?
Kelleher saw a loan move mentioned for 2021-2022, as experienced substitute goalkeeper Adrian has also signed on to a new 12-month contract, but he’s more likely to be the club’s main deputy for Alisson.
He spent more time on the treatment table last season than he would have liked, but the Champions League and Premier League debuts have come – with clean sheets collected on these two outings.
“It’s been a big year for me in terms of first-team games this year and more important games; being screened in Champions League and Premier League games has been important for my development and for being able to handle that.” , he added.
“It gave me a lot of confidence to try to move forward, to try to keep pushing Ali because I can also play at that kind of level and do well.
“I can’t wait, try to keep pushing him and we’ll see what happens.”