Liverpool talent Caoimhin Kelleher comments on his future

Liverpool goalkeepers, Simon Mignolet, Alisson Becker and Caoimhin Kelleher celebrate with the trophy during the UEFA Champions League Final between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at...

Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher could go out on loan.

Liverpool goalkeepers, Simon Mignolet, Alisson Becker and Caoimhin Kelleher celebrate with the trophy during the UEFA Champions League Final between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at...

Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher has told The Irish Independent that he's switching his phone off after the Toulon Tournament amid questions about his future.

The Reds won the Champions League on Saturday night, beating Tottenham 2-0 in Madrid thanks to goals from Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi.

Third-choice goalkeeper Kelleher was seen on the pitch celebrating the win after the final whistle, posing for photos with fellow stoppers Alisson and Simon Mignolet.

 

The 20-year-old may not be a recognisable face to many, but he's been tipped for a bright future since joining from Ringmahon in Ireland back in 2017.

Kelleher is yet to make his first-team debut though, and with Liverpool expected to bring in another goalkeeper to replace Mignolet, he faces being third choice at best again next season.

Currently away on international duty with the Ireland Under-21's at the Toulon Tournament, Kelleher has admitted that he wants to go away and relax after the tournament, and plans to switch his phone off rather than get involved with football over the summer.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25:(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Caoimhin Kelleher of Liverpool during a training session at Melwood Training Ground on October 25, 2018 in Liverpool,...

He added that he hasn't spoken to anyone from Liverpool about the plans for next season, and played down the idea that he needs to leave Anfield on loan for first-team football, instead feeling he's learning plenty from Alisson and Mignolet.

“I've a holiday booked with my girlfriend after this tournament,” said Kelleher. “I plan to switch the phone off and relax. I've not spoken to anybody at Liverpool about next season.”

“I could go out on loan to get matches or stay around but I'm only 20 and goalkeepers don't need games so young to develop. I've got to work with two top goalkeepers, Allison and Simon, every day in training and there's been a lot learnt from that too,” he added.

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Caoimhin Kelleher of Liverpool during a training session on February 13, 2019 in Marbella, Spain.

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