Caoimhn Odhrn Kelleher (Cork, 1998) played only 18 games for Liverpool. Since his debut, in 2019, he has always been in the shadow of Alisson, as well as for a long time, Spaniard Adrien San Miguel.
But this did not prevent him from entering the Guinness Book of “Blessing”. The Irish goalkeeper led the “reds” to the fourth round of the League Cup By memorizing three penalties (Hurihan, Forsyth, and Dubin) In the fateful shootout against Derby County.
His fame in “parapenaltis” comes from afar. His three saves against Derby County allowed him Pepe Reina surpassed (5) and became the goalkeeper with the most penalties saved in Liverpool history (in sets).
Kelleher is a talisman: He won the four rounds he played with “Pool”. All in the League Cup: one double against Arsenal (2019), two against Leicester (2021) and three against Derby (2022).
A special male worth performing In the last Carabao Cup final against Chelsea. The final 0-0 gave way to the fateful round. In this case, Kelleher, not one. However, he had a starring role. Caoimhn scored the last penalty kick before Kepa fired the final and final penalty kick in the ‘drag’.
Jurgen Klopp, after its last exhibition, succumbed to Keeler once again: “I can’t remember the rest of the penalties he saved, but this time for three very good penalties. They were all in very good shape. It’s not like they messed up or slipped or made a mistake before shooting.”
Kelleher is an exceptional case. Very exceptional. He is a modern goalkeeper. calm. Stop and play well with your feet
But Kelleher, for Klopp, is much more than a “parapenaltis”: “He was injured as soon as he got back from vacation and it took him a long time to train again and get his rhythm back, but It is a nice. Very exceptional. He is a modern goalkeeper. calm. He not only stops, he plays well with his feet.”
“This tournament gave me many opportunities”
Keeler was still ‘over the moon’ after saving three penalties against Derby. “I always say it: the League Cup gave me so many chances. That’s why every time I play, I think of going to the next round to get another chance to play.”
I always say it: the League Cup gave me so many chances. Every time I play, I think of passing the round to get a new chance to play
“I train every day as if I were going to play. “I have to be ready if the time comes,” Kelleher concluded.