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“I’ve done my years as a no. 2″—Kelleher honest admission about his Liverpool future

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By Sarthak Joshi

Caoimhin Kelleher discloses his honest thoughts regarding his future at Liverpool

Liverpool No. 2 Caoimhin Kelleher, shares his honest thoughts about his future at Liverpool. The Athletic reports that Kelleher looks forward to a move this summer, as he wants to step up in his career to be No. 1 now.

Caoimhin Kelleher, the goalkeeper for Liverpool, is preparing to discuss his future at Anfield with Arne Slot, the new manager. Due to No. 1’s injuries, Kelleher has played in more games than he has in any previous season, as Alisson Becker missed a significant portion.

With Alisson returning to full strength, Kelleher finished the season as a backup once more. He has reiterated his ambition to be the team’s first choice and said he will meet with Slot and the management team this summer.

Speaking to the Athletic, the Irish international talked about his future desires. He said:

“I got the taste for it and I want to do it all the time. My main ambition is to be a No.1 and 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.”

“Whether it’s here at Liverpool or somewhere else, I do feel the next step for me is to be a No 1. I’ve loved being at Liverpool and hopefully there’s more to come. But I feel like I’ve done my years as a No.2. The ambition now is to be a No.1. I am ready and capable.”

“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.”

Kelleher proved himself to be an outstanding stopper while playing as Becker’s replacement last season. His display of talent attracted several elite clubs, including Nottingham Forest and Celtic.

With the talent that Kelleher possesses, it would be a better decision for him to make a move to be No. 1. As the Irishman also said, he realises it would not be possible at Liverpool as they have Becker as the forever No. 1, so he would want to make a move.

Caoimhin Kelleher discloses his honest thoughts regarding his future at Liverpool.
Kelleher certainly proved himself in front of everyone

The former Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has been instrumental in keeping Kelleher at Liverpool, and it will be interesting to see whether Arne Slot, the new manager, can accomplish the same when negotiations begin in front of the upcoming season.

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Being the continuous target of several clubs, it is up to Kelleher if he wants to take talks with interested clubs further to make a move this summer. Slot would need to have a talk with the Irishman soon to finalise a decision regarding his future.

With a backup goalkeeper as talented as Kelleher, Liverpool is undoubtedly really lucky to have him in their squad. Losing him will certainly raise some issues for the Reds, as they will have to search the market for a potential reliable goalie like the Irish international.