Fresh off the heels of the news that Caoimhin Kelleher may be in line for a place on Liverpool’s bench for their clash with Spurs next Saturday, the 19-year-old has been called up to train with the Irish senior side.
Kelleher impressed in Liverpool’s pre-season starting a number of friendly games and catching the eye of manager Jurgen Klopp who heaped praise on the Cork man.
“If nothing serious happens, he will have a really fantastic future. I don’t know how many really good goalkeepers that Ireland have but one more is never a big problem. I like him a lot and he will be in our squad.”
It now appears that he is also catching the eye of Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill who has called him up to train with the senior squad following their 4-1 defeat to Wales on Thursday evening.
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Kelleher has featured for the Irish U19s as well as recently being called up to the U21s but this represents a huge opportunity for the Liverpool man to stake a claim at Darren Randolph’s number one spot, as well as gaining vital experience around the first team group.
Whether O’Neill includes him in the squad for Tuesday’s friendly with Poland remains to be seen but either way this is certainly a promising development in the young man’s career.
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