Liverpool made it through to the round of 16 in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night, beating League One outfit MK Dons 2-0 away from home.
Indeed, experienced players who have been out of the team such as James Milner, Adam Lallana, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Dejan Lovren were all handed starts. Furthermore, the German also named four teenagers in the team and gave 20-year-old goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher his debut.
The Irishman looked assured in his first game between the sticks for the Reds and made two smart saves to deny Dons striker Jordan Bowery on his way to a clean sheet.
Klopp was quick to praise his young shot-stopper after the game, saying: “Kelleher, to be honest, these games are there so the boys show how good they are. For a goalie, it’s quite difficult in a game like this but then being there having not a lot to do over the whole game and then having these kind of saves, that’s absolutely brilliant, so I’m happy about that as well.” (Via Independent.ie)
The Reds manager was not the only one praising the Irish under-21 international either. After the game, Liverpool’s official Twitter account posted a clip of one of his impressive saves from the match, and several fans replied with their thoughts on his performance.
It would be fair to say that they were very complimentary towards Kelleher, here is what a few Liverpool supporters had to say…
Thought he was very good last night
— Sean (@sean3648) September 26, 2019
He was very impressive
— dean (@deanpoal) September 26, 2019
No more goalkeeping problems
— Seundreams (@seunstark) September 26, 2019
poor Alisson 3rd choice now
— Sai Thuta Nyi (@saithutanyi) September 26, 2019
Did we win some sort of goalkeeper jackpot or something
— Speaketh 🇰🇪 (@JeremySpeaketh) September 26, 2019
From having 0 decent goalkeepers, Liverpool now have a great kid, and the first and second best goalkeepers in the league. Hats off @1JohnAchterberg 👏🏻
— Jürgen Meister🇩🇪 (@SS_LFC) September 26, 2019
Acquitted himself very well last night the young lad 👍👏👏
— Ian Wilson ⭐Let’s talk about 6 baby ⭐ (@ianwlfc96) September 26, 2019
Have we got the best combination of first choice, backup and youth goalkeeper right now? Probably.
— Lom Tawrence (@TheFlocologist) September 26, 2019
He was brilliant last night. One for the future for sure.
— கூண்டுக்கிளி (@cagedkili) September 26, 2019
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