Watch: Caoimhin Kelleher preserves Liverpool clean sheet with great save

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Caoimhin Kelleher talks with Jurgen Klopp after Liverpool win.

Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher stepped up in Alisson Becker’s absence and kept a clean sheet in their 5-0 win over Watford. 

Before the Premier League game against Watford, Kelleher had made just one EFL Cup appearance for Jurgen Klopp’s side in 2021-22.

But the Republic of Ireland international started at Vicarage Road as Alisson was unable to get back in time from international duty with Brazil.

He was a bystander for most of the game as a Roberto Firmino hat-trick and strikes from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane gave the away side a comfortbale win. 

Kelleher still had to be alert in the closing stages, producing a fingertip save to push Ismailla Sarr’s effort onto the post. 

“It’s not easy obviously, but playing for a team like Liverpool where for the majority of games we are going to dominate possession I’m not going to have much to do,” Kelleher said after the game.

“But when I am called upon, that’s the most important time. Thankfully I was able to make a save and keep the clean sheet.”


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