Caoimhin Kelleher speaks about his Liverpool future as Arne Slot message sent

Caoimhin Kelleher and Allison embrace
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Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher has opened up about the tough decision he faces about his future at the club.

The 25-year-old Irish international, who has been playing understudy to Alisson Becker for the past few seasons, has shone in his sporadic appearances under Jurgen Klopp and boasts 12 caps for his country. Despite his solid performances, Kelleher is aware that his chances of becoming Liverpool's first-choice keeper are slim, with Alisson's contract running until 2027.

Speaking to The Athletic, Kelleher acknowledged the reality, saying: "It would be great if that happened at Liverpool, but I'm not silly. I know that Ali has been the best goalkeeper in the world for years."

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He continued: “I’ve had such an amazing time at Liverpool. It’s been a crazy journey for me and one that I’ve absolutely loved.

“I love the club, I love the fans and I have a great relationship with the players and the staff. Whether it’s here at Liverpool or somewhere else, I do feel the next step for me is to be a No 1.”

Celtic are one club that have been mentioned in connection with Kelleher as they look to replace the retired Joe Hart, and he admitted he will wait to speak to incoming boss Slot and then go from there.

He said: “There will be some discussions over the coming weeks. The club was busy with the manager leaving and appointing a new one. With all the new staff arriving, those talks will happen.”