There might be a lingering headache over Celtic’s goalkeeping department.
Scott Bain is undoubtedly doing solid work in between the posts, yet the Hoops don’t have proper cover beyond him. Dorus de Vries is leaving soon, while experienced Craig Gordon’s surely closing in on retirement.
So it’s not surprising that Neil Lennon is aiming to improve that department soon. It’s always good to stock on various positions and when it comes to the key goalkeeping slot, there should be varied options. According to reports (via Scottish Sun), the Hoops are aiming to sign Livingston’s Liam Kelly to secure their goalkeeping future.
The 23-year-old’s been in stunning form for Livingston, keeping 17 clean sheets in all competitions, saving them from humiliation time and again. The former Rangers graduate’s used his towering presence to make smart saves, while also displaying assertive skills in goal.
Frankly, the best stopper outside the big two in Scotland there is.
Celtic will find competition for the emerging star, with Bundesliga side Hamburg along with a host of English clubs also on his tail. However, if the Bhoys are persistent enough, rejecting the Scottish Champions would be irresistible for the 23-year-old. They’ll get a blooming talent, who’s excellent shot-stopping ability, reaction timing and agility making for a potential top-class keeper.
While Bain’s excellent work makes him deserving of the goalkeeping spot for the foreseeable future, keeping healthy competition can help make Celtic’s defensive record even stronger.
If honed well enough, Kelly can become their guardian angel in goal for the next decade and help save them from tricky situations with his excellent goal-denial skills.
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