A major blow has been dealt to Jurgen Klopp as back-up goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher has reportedly asked to cut his contract short and leave the club.
According to The Transfer Room, Kelleher is adamant he wants more game time and as so, is eager to leave Merseyside in pursuit of his dream.
It has been a topsy-turvy season with changes to personnel a reoccurring theme, but one thing has remained a constant largely throughout this term.
That is Alisson’s status at the club.
The 24-year-old has remained on the bench for the Reds with the understanding he is there to deputise for one of the world’s best goalkeepers when called upon.
Liverpool’s failure to retain their credentials in domestic cup competitions, however, means Kelleher’s game time has been scarce.
Liverpool crashed out of the Carabao Cup by Manchester City in December, and their FA Cup hopes came to a halt as they lost to Brighton in the fourth round of fixtures.
The Irishman is rumoured to be valued around the £30m mark, with a flurry of Premier League clubs willing to display interest.
Klopp is keen to keep Kelleher on board as he instigates a new era at the club.
The German boss has previously heralded Kelleher for his ability and described him as “exceptional” after his display against Derby County in a penalty shoot-out.
With the keeper’s current deal keeping him at the club until 2026, Brendan Rodgers is reportedly interested in signing Kelleher.