Jurgen Klopp insists only ‘an extraordinary offer’ would see Caoimhin Kelleher leave Liverpool
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp rules out the departure of Caoimhin Kelleher this summer as he insists only an ‘extraordinary offer’ would see the Irish goalkeeper leave
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has insisted only ‘an extraordinary offer’ would see goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher leave the club this summer.
Reds No 2 Kelleher has only made 20 appearances in all competitions, including just four in the Premier League, for the club in his five years at Anfield.
The 24-year-old is under contract until 2026 but it is thought that Liverpool would be willing to sell up if they receive their asking price of around £20million.
‘Caoimh Kelleher? What’s happening with Kelleher?’ Klopp asked reporters. ‘He has a contract. You want us to say goodbye (to Adrian) just in case?
‘Honestly, I can’t see Caoimh leaving. It must be an extraordinary offer for me to start thinking, I have to say.’
Caoimhin Kelleher has only made 20 appearances in all competitions in five years at Liverpool
But Jurgen Klopp says only an ‘extraordinary offer’ would see the Irishman leave this summer
Klopp says he’s keen to work with Adrian, whose contract expires in July, again next season
The Cork-born Kelleher is believed to want regular first-team football to increase his chances of playing internationally.
Bournemouth’s Mark Travers and Southampton’s Gavin Bazunu are both currently backups, meaning Kelleher getting more game time could see him rise up the pecking order.
Tottenham are reportedly eyeing up Kelleher for a summer transfer, with Hugo Lloris set to depart the north London club.
Meanwhile, third choice goalkeeper Adrian’s contract expires in July but Klopp is hopeful of working with the veteran again next season.
‘Adrian, if we don’t say goodbye, what could that mean? That he probably stays. If nothing in the papers, then it’s not decided yet, finally.
‘We will not do, just in case, but I have a rather good feeling that we will keep working in that position.’