Caoimhin Kelleher has been likened to Alisson Becker after the Liverpool goalkeeper’s impressive performance for the Reds against Leicester City.

Speaking on LFCTV, pundit and former Liverpool star Jan Molby was full of praise for the 24-year-old Irishman after Kelleher pulled off a fantastic early save to deny Leicester from taking the lead against the Reds.

The former Danish international said: “That save there just reminds you that he works with Alisson and the coaches in training every day, it reminds you that Kelleher is becoming a younger version of Alisson.”

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Signed in 2018 for £66m, Alisson has been one of the best keepers in the Premier League ever since joining Liverpool five years ago. And Kelleher now drawing comparisons to the Brazilian is quite the compliment.

The 24-year-old has been strongly linked with a move away from Liverpool this summer, and comments like this will only motivate an interested club to make a move for Kelleher.

Indeed, the Irish keeper has shown that he is good enough to be a starter for a top side away from Liverpool, and comparisons to Alisson should boost Kelleher’s confidence in realising his dreams.

Kelleher has to leave Liverpool to fulfill his potential

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Kelleher is easily one of the best backup keepers in the Premier League and a talent who is good enough to start for a club competing in Europe. And the 24-year-old’s performance today is a big indicator that he has to leave to fulfill his potential.

As we know, the Republic of Ireland international is at an important stage in his career where leaving Liverpool is the only option Kelleher now has in becoming a superstar between the sticks.

And although the decision will be hard, Kelleher knows that it is the best choice to make this summer if he is to realise his exciting potential and to make a name for himself in the game.

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