Caoimhin Kelleher may still be waiting on his first team debut at Liverpool, but the young goalkeeper caught the eye for Republic of Ireland’s under-21 side in their 3-1 win over Sweden yesterday.
— FAIreland (@FAIreland) September 10, 2019
Under pressure from the advancing Daleho Irandust, Kelleher casually feinted before knocking the ball slightly to his right as the Sweden striker was about to get to it.
The Irish goalkeeper is one of the understudies to Alisson at Anfield, with the Brazil international no stranger to similar moments of audacity.
Against Brighton last year, he coolly flicked the ball over Anthony Knockaert’s head before controlling it effortlessly, as noted by the Irish Mirror.
A week later, Alisson paid for his risk-taking approach against Leicester when he was overly casual in possession and allowed Kelechi Iheanacho to dispossess him and set up a goal for Rachid Ghezzal. [via Irish Mirror]
These Liverpool fans on Twitter drew comparison between the two goalkeepers following Kelleher’s skilful moment for the Ireland under-21 side, as well as one fan comparing him to Roberto Firmino:
He's learning from the best @Alissonbecker
— ☆Emmett Scott☆ (@Emmett_Scott) September 11, 2019
@TheRedmenTV think he’s watching Alisson a bit?
— Marc Gallagher (@mgallagher941) September 10, 2019
Proud student of yours, @Alissonbecker
— Mi6uel Ⓤ Campoblanco (@cremaYscouser) September 11, 2019
Love it,thats what hanging around with @Alissonbecker every day gives you
— Ciaran Buckley Barry (@Urban_Ciaran) September 11, 2019
Learned from Bobby that
— Bobby Dazzler (@zrul_hafiz) September 11, 2019
— John Bailie (@JohnBailie2) September 11, 2019
It's a culture LFC
— Alan Corboy (@ac1176) September 11, 2019
— nık aıman (@sukahatiarr) September 11, 2019
— Paul (@PaulKLFC) September 11, 2019
Learning from alisson
— (@Cawley___) September 10, 2019
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