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Liverpool tie talented goalkeeper down to a new long-term contract

Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher signed a new five-year contract with Liverpool on Thursday, which will keep him at Anfield until 2023.

The 19-year-old joined the club back in 2015 and he has since been a part of the youth team set-up at Liverpool, with supporters hopeful that he can one day develop into a contender for the number one spot in the starting XI with the senior team.

Over the summer Kelleher managed to feature three times for Jurgen Klopp’s men during their pre-season tour of the US and he impressed with his maturity and composure in the net.

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Whilst the young shot-stopper might not quite be ready for a regular place in the first team squad, his promising displays for the club recently have earned him a new five-year contract, which he signed today – as per Liverpool’s official club website.

 

He told the media after the deal was announced: “I’m very happy to sign a long deal with the club. I’m really enjoying my football here so I was happy to sign. Once the deal came in and I was happy, it was an easy decision really.

“The manager has said I’m doing really well at the moment and to keep going the way I am. The contract is just a sign of how well I’ve been doing,”

Over the last few years, the Red’s goalkeeping issues have been well documented, with regular starters Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius failing to live up to the clubs high expectations and standards as the last line of defence.

Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson was brought in from AS Roma this summer to fix that situation and he has adapted quickly as Liverpool have won their opening three matches in the Premier League without conceding a goal and with Kelleher now pledging his future to the club the future certainly seems bright for the team between the sticks.

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