Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher could potentially look to leave the club in the near future, according to a new update from journalist Dean Jones.
The Irishman has been an able deputy to Alisson in recent years, having to bide his time for minutes but often impressing when given the chance to shine.
Kelleher’s biggest contribution in a Liverpool shirt was arguably his performance in the 2022 League Cup final, as he made key saves in the penalty shootout win over Chelsea, even scoring a spot-kick himself.
With Alisson possibly set to face a spell on the sidelines after picking up an injury against Manchester City last weekend, the 25-year-old could enjoy a run in the team over the festive period, although Reds fans will be hoping that that isn’t the case, with all due respect.
Speaking to Give Me Sport, Jones claimed that Kelleher could decide to move on to pastures soon, in order to become a first-choice ‘keeper elsewhere:
“Yeah, I think Alisson is probably more of a concern than Jota just because of the fact that Liverpool have got a lot of options that can alternate with Jota. But obviously, it’s not ideal, because you don’t want to lose him again. In terms of Kelleher, it’s something that he’s been crying out for.
“If he doesn’t get a chance properly at Liverpool this season, you do wonder if he might look for a transfer. There are certainly loads of clubs that have been sniffing around that situation over the course of this year.”
It is such a tricky situation for Kelleher currently, with the 10-cap Republic of Ireland international part of a magnificent Liverpool squad, but having to accept that he won’t play much when arguably the world’s best goalkeeper is fit.
Granted, he has managed 26 appearances for the Reds, playing a big role in domestic cup action, but he is at an age now where he needs to be No.1, in order not to waste his career as a backup.
Kelleher isn’t out of contract at Liverpool until the summer of 2026, meaning the Merseysiders could still get good money for him, so 2024 could be the right time for him to leave for all parties.