Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher is expected to leave the club this summer, according to his Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kelly.

Kelleher has been with Liverpool right through from youth level, but has failed to make a real breakthrough in the first team at Anfield.


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The Irishman has made just 21 appearances for the Reds in his career (Transfermarkt), but has impressed whenever he has been called upon.

Kelleher was the subject of particular praise after his performance in last season’s Carabao Cup final win against Chelsea.

With Allison in front of him showing no signs of slowing down, it appears the time has come for Kelleher to move on and find first-team football elsewhere.

Reports from The Irish Independent has suggested Tottenham Hotspur would be interested in acquiring the services of the 24-year-old as they look for a long-term successor to Hugo Lloris. Brighton and Brentford are also thought to be keen.

Despite his role as an understudy, Kelleher is clearly well-regarded by current manager Jurgen Klopp, who insisted it would take an ‘extraordinary offer’ to secure his services (Daily Mail).

Now, Kelleher’s international manager has told BBC Sport that he assumes the player will be moving on this summer, and claimed that can only be a good thing for the keeper.

Kelly said: “It looks like he will be on the move this summer. And it can only benefit him because he needs to play games.

“He has been starved of games this year and that has been a problem for him.”

Spurs Web Opinion

I’m afraid we just haven’t seen enough of Kelleher to suggest he can be our new number-one goalkeeper.

He’s shown lots of promise, but I would be rather disappointed if he was to arrive at Tottenham tasked with replacing Hugo Lloris.

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