Jurgen Klopp described Caoimhin Kelleher as “the best number 2 in the world” after our victory in the Carabao Cup at Wembley last season, something that shows his love for the Irishman but also his position within the team.
Speaking to the media before the game against Southampton, the German was asked about the goalkeeper’s future and said: “With all the things he has done so far, he became the goalkeeper he is now… Caoimhin is an exceptional goalkeeper, he is our goalkeeper. That is absolutely great because a club like ours needs someone like him. if we have something to talk about, I think it would make sense for us to talk in the middle, it is clear that he has the ambition to be number 1, but everything must be fine, being number 1 in the wrong club can be very bad… He is the blonde version of Ali… The future is bright but we hope he is here.”
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It’s a brilliant and worrying position for the club, we have a fantastic backup for Alisson Becker, but he’s almost getting too good to be sitting on the bench for 90% of the season.
If we’re going to be fair to the 23-year-old then it’s probably right that we let him go if he wants to go to a club that can offer him first-team football, but it will be a sad day when/if we see a brilliant young goalkeeper leave. of the club.
You can see Klopp’s thoughts on Kelleher (from 19:38) via Liverpool FC on Youtube and transcribed via @empireofthekop:
Klopp on Kelleher’s future: “With all the things he has done so far, he became the goalkeeper he is now… an exceptional goalkeeper… if we have something to talk about, I think it would make sense for us to talk in the medium”. #LFC
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) November 11, 2022
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