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Liverpool set price-tag for cult hero ‘likely’ to leave in search of game time

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By Atharva Khadilkar

Liverpool set Kelleher price as goalkeeper opens door to exit

The Mirror has reported that Liverpool have decided that they will demand at least £20 million if Caoimhin Kelleher wishes to leave the club this summer.

Having spent much of his career with the Reds as a backup for Alisson Becker, the goalkeeper has said that he is ready to take the next step in his career by pursuing a regular role.

Kelleher will be open to departing Anfield, and though he has not handed in a formal transfer request so far, Liverpool are forecasting the finances in case of his sale.

The Reds have taken the reference of James Trafford joining Burnley for £19 million from Manchester City, and believe that a shot-stopper with the experience that Kelleher possesses can be valued in the range of £20 million.

Kelleher, who made 26 appearances when Alisson was out injured last season, said the following when quizzed about his future by The Athletic:

“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. 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.”

Liverpool will expect a formal decision from Kelleher soon regarding his future. There will be a wide market for his services from across Europe, but the Reds also will need to plan for life after he leaves as the 25-year-old has proven to be an extremely reliable backup.

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

Kelleher’s Ireland are not participating in the Euro 2024, so any transfer for him could culminate within the early stages of the transfer window.

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Liverpool, on their part, have already offered a one-year contract to Adrian, who will be the second-choice goalkeeper next season if he rejects interest from La Liga to continue with the Premier League giants.