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£32K/week star wants to leave, report says Liverpool expect him "to push for a summer exit"

£32K/week star wants to leave, report says Liverpool expect him "to push for a summer exit"

Liverpool's highly-rated goalkeeper, Caoimhin Kelleher, is expected to push for a summer exit after having a move to Wolves blocked last summer.

Sources from Football Insider have confirmed that the 25-year-old Republic of Ireland international is seeking a new challenge to further his career as a number one goalkeeper.

Kelleher, who has served as Alisson Becker's deputy for Liverpool over recent seasons, was keen to move to Wolves last summer, but Reds manager Jurgen Klopp aconvinced him to stay at Anfield.

With Klopp leaving Liverpool at the end of the season, set to be replaced by Feyenoord boss Arne Slot, it seems likely that Kelleher will follow him out of the exit door in search of regular first-team football.

The 25-year-old goalkeeper has made 26 appearances in all competitions this season, all of which were starts. He gained significant attention for his outstanding performances, including a standout display that helped Liverpool defeat Chelsea in the League Cup final at Wembley in February.

caoimhin kelleher carabao cup trophy

Despite his proven quality, Kelleher's opportunities for growth at Liverpool are limited, given Alisson's status as one of the best goalkeepers in the world.

Liverpool reportedly value Kelleher at around £20 million, a figure that could attract considerable interest from other clubs seeking to strengthen their goalkeeping options. His contract with Liverpool runs until June 2026, giving the Reds some leverage in transfer negotiations. However, Kelleher's desire to be a regular starter may be the driving force behind his potential summer exit.

According to Salary Sport, Kelleher earns £32,000 per week. It's going to be extremely challenging to find a goalkeeper as good as Kelleher, on as affordable a contract and as willing to sit on the bench.

Having made 47 appearances for Liverpool and earned 12 caps for the Republic of Ireland since his international debut in 2021, Kelleher has demonstrated his ability to perform at the highest level. However, with Alisson firmly entrenched as Liverpool's first-choice goalkeeper, it seems unlikely that Kelleher will ever get the consistent playing time he desires at Anfield.

simon mignolet alisson becker caiomhin kelleher champions league trophy

As the summer transfer window approaches, clubs interested in acquiring a talented goalkeeper with top-level experience may look to Liverpool to secure Kelleher's services.

His ambition to become a first-choice keeper and the potential for increased playing time elsewhere will likely drive his pursuit of a new opportunity. Whether he moves within the Premier League or seeks opportunities abroad, Kelleher's journey to becoming a starting goalkeeper is poised to begin this summer.

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