Having displaced veteran Adrian as second choice to Alisson Becker in goal at Liverpool this season, it appears that Caoimhin Kelleher is in the plans for the club beyond the current season with news today that talks to extend his current deal have begun.
According to the Irish Examiner, Adrian will be allowed to depart and if Kelleher agrees a new deal he will be backup to Alisson for the 2021-22 season. It’s hardly the most surprising news, but it would solve at least one potential summer need for the club.
However, with his current deal expiring in 2022, it a new long-term contract is not agreed it would potentially mean a summer departure for Kelleher as well, with the club likely to cash in on the 22-year-old goalkeeper who has seen his stock rise this season.
The preference, though, at least if one believes the Irish Examiner, is for a Kelleher stay. Meanwhile, whatever happens with Kelleher, Liverpool will also have to try to sort out the future of Loris Karius again this summer after another disappointing loan.
Karius has made just three appearances this season for Union Berlin, and there was talk in January of the player’s loan being terminated. When he returns to Anfield in the summer the German will still have 12 months left to run on his Liverpool contract.