Thursday 18 July 2019

'It was an easy decision' - Ireland's Caoimhin Kelleher has signed a new deal with Liverpool

Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher
Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher

Irish goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher has signed a new deal with Liverpool.

The 19-year-old Corkman impressed for the first team during Liverpool's pre-season tour of America and has been training with the first team at Melwood.

“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,” Kelleher told Liverpoolfc.com.

“I’ve been doing the same things but getting better every day. Training at Melwood, you improve much more. Alisson and Simon and Kamil are here and we train to the highest level every day.”

A Republic of Ireland youth international, Kelleher has been a regular for the Reds’ Academy teams since his arrival on Merseyside in 2015 and was recently described by Jürgen Klopp as an ‘outstanding talent’.

“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,” added Kelleher.

“[My ambitions now are] just playing games with the U23s and training here every day. I’m improving every day, training with the players. That’ll be my aim.”

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