Irish goalkeeper Caoimhín Kelleher won the battle for the second goalkeeping position with Spanish goalkeeper Adrián, but has not been able to get satisfactory playing time, basically spending most of the games on the bench behind No. 1 Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker.
In the 2021/22 season, he was given the regular goalkeeper role in the League Cup, and the team reached the final. He was also a starter in the final, scoring the game-winning penalty in a match that went to penalties.
Last season, Liverpool failed to advance in the cup competitions due to the team’s poor form. With only four appearances for the club, there were rumors in the media of a complete transfer in this summer’s transfer market in order to grab a regular spot in the Irish national team as well.
According to The Athletic, three clubs, Tottenham Hotspur, Brighton, and Brentford, were in the market for the player. All of these clubs secured other targets, and although the player ended up staying at Anfield, he seems to have no regrets.
Tottenham acquired 26-year-old goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario from Italy, while Brighton secured former Dutch U-21 goalkeeper Bart Verbruggen. Brentford brought in Dutch goalkeeper Mark Flekken to replace David Raya.
With each side getting a young goalkeeper who can be relied upon in the medium to long term, Liverpool’s second goalkeeperThe second goalkeeper of Liverpool will no longer be added to the team.
However, there are reports that Celtic is interested in the 24-year-old goalkeeper, who has the ability to play as a defender in the Premier League, and interest should continue to arrive.
As he approaches his mid-20s, it is inevitable that he will seek a club where he can play regularly in order to turn his career around. While he has no regrets, he is unlikely to want a life that ends in second best, and will be in the transfer market next summer.
What kind of career will the Irish goalkeeper, who is under contract until 2026, have in store for the future…?