Liverpool youngster Caoimhin Kelleher is reportedly uncertain to feature again for Liverpool this season after suffering a ligament injury.
Football Insider claim that the Republic of Ireland prospect’s absence from the Reds matchday squad over the past two matches is due to a knee problem that might have ended Kelleher’s season, with the 21-year-old being replaced on the bench on Saturday by veteran keeper Andy Lonergan.
Kelleher has enjoyed a breakout season of sorts for Liverpool this campaign, with the Irish youngster starting four games across cup competitions and largely impressing for the Reds, with the former Ringmahon Rangers youngster besting Arsenal in a penalty shootout to see the Reds progress in the League Cup.
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The goalkeeping area has been a part of the Liverpool squad that has endured some frustrating injuries, with Alisson Becker currently out on the medical table after picking up a knock in training which will see Adrian start in goal against Atletico Madrid this week, and Kelleher is the latest name to fall victim to poor luck.
The youngster, who has represented Ireland 15 times at youth level, could be out for the remainder of the season with this latest injury, and whilst Kelleher is third-choice keeper at best for Liverpool, this ligament problem could be a devastating blow to the 21-year-old’s chances of securing a loan move in the summer transfer window.
With Kelleher getting his first taste of professional football this season, the Irish youngster will seemingly put himself on the radar for some clubs looking to add to the goalkeeping position in the summer, but if the Liverpool prospect is still out on the injury table, a move could be hard to come by for the shot-stopper.