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Rookie goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher is doing everything in his power to accelerate his rapid rise, and has revealed his immediate goal after successive games in goal for Liverpool.
Kelleher has made his Champions League and Premier League debut this week. And the under-21 international from the Republic of Ireland has marked the occasion with two clean sheets. He did another competent display on Sunday as Wolves were defeated 4-0.
Kelleher, who only turned 22 a fortnight ago, is replacing the injured Alisson Becker. The Irishman appears to have been promoted to number two ahead of previously established Adrian.
He has not put a foot, nor a glove, badly in 180 minutes and at the same time he has produced great saves. His denial of Daniel Podence in the first half against the Kop will live on in his memory.
But the Irishman is also doing a good job keeping his feet on the ground and has some low-key ambitions going forward.
“I just try to be there for the team and help them in those moments. Fortunately again I was able to make those saves and get a clean sheet, “he said. livepoolfc.com.
“Getting a clean sheet, for me and the four behind, is the most important thing for us. So we did our job.
“From the first minute we were really on fire and we played very well. It was first class.
“We scored four goals (and) maybe we could have had a few more as well. It was a great team performance in all aspects. “
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It was a fitting way to mark the chance to have a following, albeit only 2,000, back inside the stadium for the first time since March.
“Obviously it was amazing. It’s been so long without them that it felt a little strange to see them, but it was an incredible feeling to have them back in the stadium, “added Kelleher.
“The support they give, honestly, is of another kind. You saw how we perform when they’re there, so having them back was a huge bonus. “
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The return of the fans was one of the many positives that Kelleher’s performance included. In fact, Liverpool had so much control that victory seemed easy.
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The Anfield encounter also saw the return of injury for Trent Alexander-Arnold and Naby Keita.
“A lot of great individual performances, from the young guys it was really great,” said the Reds boss.
“Neco Williams, we only took off because obviously the Wolves plan was to bring (Adama) Traore down the left wing. Maybe Neco commits one more foul and then maybe he gets the second yellow.
“That was the only reason; he played very, very well.
“Sadio also had a few moments when he was in control. I still don’t understand how he can do this kind of thing. “
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