Caomihin Kelleher earns well timed praise for Liverpool's under-23s

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

Liverpool goalkeeper Caomihin Kelleher was in action for the under-23 side.

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

Liverpool's goalkeeping situation is at a worrying juncture with Adrian nursing an injury on top of Alisson's lay off.

That's why the performance of Caomihin Kelleher for the Reds' under-23 side last night was so important.

Kelleher, 20, had been injured himself but is now fit and healthy, and potentially in line to help Liverpool's goalkeeping situation out.

 

Liverpool lost the under-23 game 3-0 to Chelsea, but that does not tell the full story.

Chelsea played a strong team, led by Belgian international Michy Batshuayi and Antonio Rudiger.

This helped prepare Kelleher for a potential first team baptism of fire if called upon.

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,...

Kelleher was highly praised by the club's official website, for his role in keeping the scoreline down.

Here is a look at a few key excerpts of the match report...

- "A fine Kelleher stop, low to his right, frustrated Tariq Lamptey."

- "Liverpool were again indebted to Kelleher for their parity midway through the half."

- "Only a terrific save from Kelleher, who spread himself bravely at the forward’s feet, stopped Batshuayi from completing a quick-fire hat-trick and Anjorin struck the crossbar on the rebound."

- "Anjorin then completed the scoring late on after Caoimhin Kelleher had made an outstanding save to deny Batshuayi his hat-trick"

Kelleher might feel he is ready for a bigger test if called upon, and Liverpool's coaches have to be happy with his performance.

Forget handing out more contracts to free agents, Liverpool should consider giving the youngster a chance.

Goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher of Liverpool FC looks on prior to the UEFA Super Cup match between FC Liverpool and FC Chelsea at Vodafone Park on August 14, 2019 in Istanbul, Turkey.

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