Caoimhn Kelleher discussed his future plans this week, including the possibility of leaving Liverpool in 2023. The Reds’ number two goalkeeper
Caoimhn Kelleher has proven himself to be a terrific goalkeeper over the last two seasons. He’s played in the Premier League, the Champions League, and a cup final, so Liverpool can rely on him.
However, there is an evident issue. Alisson Becker, Liverpool’s goalkeeper, is perhaps the finest in the world, and the Brazilian isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
It implies that no matter how good Kelleher performs, he is still no closer to playing consistently. It’s difficult to envision him being a regular until Alisson retires.
So 2023 is a big year for him. Kelleher is already 24 years old and can’t afford to be a backup for much longer. Not if he wants to realize his full potential.
So, what does he think? The player discussed his future with the Liverpool Echo this week, and it appears like he is open to departing next year.
Caoimhn Kelleher may depart Liverpool.
“I’m very easygoing, so I don’t hate watching, but obviously I’d rather be playing, so I just try to be as concentrated as I can be while I watch so I’m ready if I’m required,” Kelleher said of his role as a backup option. “Listen, I believe we’ve just just returned to the midst of the season.
“So we’ll just see what the season brings and then after that we’ll see, we’ll see what happens after that. But, for the time being, I believe I must concentrate on getting ready for Liverpool.”
So it’s a fantastic non-committal response. Kelleher is well aware that his options must always be kept open, since a club could come knocking at any time.
A position as Liverpool’s No.2 is undoubtedly ideal for most players. Kelleher, on the other hand, is good enough to play in the Champions League and may play consistently in the Premier League. He’ll be aware of this, and if a club offers it to him, he’ll have to make a difficult decision.