Liverpool set asking price for 'world-class' Carabao Cup hero

James Shearman
James Shearman
  • Updated: 29 Feb 2024 19:05 GMT
  • 3 min read
Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool, 2023/24

Liverpool have set an asking price of £20 million for goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher, according to Football Insider.

Kelleher's excellent performance was one of the key reasons that Liverpool lifted the Carabao Cup on Sunday.

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Chelsea had several chances to open the scoring but were consistently denied by the Irishman.

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Reds captain and match-winner Virgil van Dijk even described the 25-year-old as 'world class' after the game finished.

"I’m probably one of his biggest fans, I think. I have always said he is world class and he stepped up today again."

Kelleher has long been regarded as one of the best backup goalkeepers in world football and many think that he deserves a move away from Anfield.

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Nottingham Forest reportedly had a £15m bid rejected in January and now there is said to be interest from abroad.

Kelleher to Celtic?

According to HITC, Celtic could offer Kelleher a way out of Anfield. The Bhoys are in the market for a new number after Joe Hart announced his decision to retire at the end of the season.

A major stumbling block will likely be the fee required to prise the goalkeeper away from Liverpool.

The current Scottish transfer record stands at €18m, meaning that Celtic would likely have to put a record-breaking amount of money on the table to break Liverpool's resolve.

FootballTransfers recently explained that a move to the continent may be Kelleher's best option to become a number one, but Celtic now appear an enticing destination.

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