Liverpool have won the lot under Jürgen Klopp. They’ve been crowned champions of England, Europe and the world. They’ve won it all. Well, except the trophies we don’t really care about these days. Caoimhin Kelleher could help Liverpool mount a more serious FA Cup challenge this season.
Liverpool and the cups
Since Jürgen Klopp took over at Liverpool he’s shown little concern for the cups.
We’ve tended to play the kids in these competitions, not making much progress.
The Reds haven’t gone further than the fifth round of the FA Cup under Jürgen Klopp.
Last season Liverpool were knocked out of the FA Cup by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The season before it was a third round exit at Wolves.
Caoimhin Kelleher second choice
The past week has seen Caoimhin Kelleher establish himself as the Reds’ second choice keeper.
The Irishman was selected in goal against Ajax when Alisson was ruled out and he took his chance with both hands.
It has been three games in a week for the 22-year-old and he has impressed in each game.
Kelleher can consider himself unlucky to have conceded at all, only letting in the one goal across 270 minutes.
Caoimhin Keller for Liverpool in the FA Cup
We can assume that when Alisson returns Caoimhin Kelleher will play for Liverpool in the cup.
Given the Irishman’s recent performances and the Reds’ early elimination from the Carabao Cup, it would make sense to reward him with minutes in the remaining domestic competition.
Last season the Reds were dumped out when Adrian conceded twice at Stamford Bridge.
Having a higher quality keeper in goal could well make the difference for Liverpool in the FA Cup.
Could the Irishman be an unlikely source of hope in this season’s run?