He needs to play…The former Celtic midfielder addresses Caoimhin Kelleher, who is second choice at Liverpool

He needs to play...The former Celtic midfielder addresses Caoimhin Kelleher, who is second choice at Liverpool Transfers

Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker is the reigning guardian god at Liverpool, and second goalkeeper Caoimhín Kelleher has only been available for cup games. Last season, he played in only four games as the team was eliminated early.

This season, he has already saved the goalmouth in six games in the Europa League and League Cup, and with Alisson’s recent injury, he has also made a start in the Premier League.

However, that is only until the Brazilian goalkeeper returns to the fray, and he will have to perform more than admirably to take his place.

Although he is rumored to be on his way out of Anfield whenever the transfer window opens, the 25-year-old still continues to develop at Liverpool.

Former Northern Ireland midfielder Neil Lennon, who has played for Celtic and Bolton during his playing days, said he should get consistent starts.

“This is a big spell for him now on a personal level, not just in his career. There’s going to be a lot of Irish fans and potential Irish coaches watching him in this spell.”

“Alisson isn’t going to be out for a long time and he hasn’t played a lot of football Caoimhin, he needs to show that he can perform at this level. He has done it in cup finals, in cup games against Premier League opposition, but he hasn’t played a consistent run of games for a long long time.”

“That’s why Bazunu is getting the nod ahead of him. In the goalkeeping department, compared to a lot of other countries, Ireland are well off. What you want is that competition and somebody to push. We don’t know if Caoimhin is the one to do that at the minute. From a personal point of view, he needs to play and he needs to play well.”