Liverpool haven’t had any luck with injuries this season. The Reds have time and again seen their best and brightest sidelined for weeks at a time. Even the backups have had their fair share of issues. Caoimhin Kelleher has been denied a first senior cap for Ireland due to injury.
Caoimhin Kelleher season
22-year-old Caoimhin Kelleher has become Liverpool’s number two this season.
The Irishman has overtaken Adrian in the goalkeeping pecking order, deputising for Alisson Becker at points throughout the campaign.
Kelleher has started twice in the Champions League and twice in the Premier League for the Reds, conceding just twice in the four games.
His strong form earned him a call up to the Ireland squad.
Caoimhin Kelleher injury denies him Ireland debut
Tragically, Caoimhin Kelleher has had to withdraw from the Ireland squad due to injury.
The youngster has been working his way back from an abdominal tear sustained in February.
The goalkeeper’s injury also kept him from once again stepping in for Alisson when the Brazilian was put on compassionate leave following the sudden death of his father.
This injury is a heartbreaking one for Kelleher as he was in line to make his first senior appearance for Ireland.
The Irish are in the midst of a goalkeeping crisis with first choice Darren Randolph unavailable, opening the door to the Reds’ youngster.
Given that Randolf is now 33-years-old we expect Kelleher to have more opportunities going forward but this is a sickening blow for the young man nonetheless.
HIs form this year has been exceptional well called upon, he thoroughly deserves an international debut.