Caoimhin Kelleher has signed a new long-term contract with Liverpool. The goalkeeper made five starts for the Reds last season. He played in both the Premier League and the Champions League. It was a big season for the youngster as he earned his first cap for Ireland. He was a second-half substitute against Hungary in Budapest.
“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,” Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher said. “For me, it was a positive moment to commit my future to the club for the next few years. It’s such a big 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 my progress going at the club, really.”
Kelleher made his debut in the Champions League against ajax at Anfield. Jurgen Klopp picked the Irishman ahead of Adrian in Alisson’s absence. He made his premier league debut less than a week later against wolves. He was mighty impressive between the sticks keeping clean sheets in both the matches. A tear in his abdomen meant that he was forced to miss the end of the premier league season. Liverpool secured champions league football on the last day of the season.
“It was a big year for me in terms of playing the first-team games this year and more important games; being thrown into the Champions League and Premier League games were big for my development and being able to handle that,” he added. “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. I am looking forward, try to keep pushing him and we’ll see what happens.”