A plethora of Liverpool players have been rumoured to leave the side during the January transfer window.
Many of which have been first-teamers with Caoimhin Kelleher’s name seemingly the one most thrown into the hat.
The Ireland international is arguably the best number two goalkeeper in the Premier League.
He has been with the Reds since 2015 where he joined the club at the age of 17-years-old.
The goalkeeper joined Liverpool’s academy from Ringmahon Rangers in Ireland and has spent the entirety of his professional career in Merseyside.
However, despite being at the club for eight years, he is yet to break into the first-team on a consistent basis.
This is obviously due to Alisson Becker being the main man between the stick for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
However, Kelleher has been granted some starts since coming into the first-team fold with the 25-year-old even taking the reigns for the Carabao Cup.
Furthermore, when Alisson has been absent from the squad, he has often shown up and proved his quality.
Hence why a move has been heavily spoken about throughout the window.
Over the course of the 2023/24 season, Kelleher has been very consistent for the Reds, especially in the Carabao Cup.
And, despite Liverpool now being in the final, it was confirmed yesterday by Klopp that the Ireland international would be starting against Chelsea.
“But Caoimhin is a top, top, top goalie. When Ali is fit he doesn’t play a lot of games so I want to give him desperately the chance to play, for development and also because he just deserves it,” he said.
“He deserves this competition, he deserves it on top of that because he’s always there, he gives his absolute everything.”
What John Hartson said about Caoimhin Kelleher moving to Celtic
The previous quotes alone showcase how much quality the goalkeeper possesses as well as how highly regarded he is by Klopp.
So, it comes as no surprise that there are many teams vying for his transfer.
However, former Celtic man, John Hartson, has spoken about the possibility of Kelleher joining the Scottish giants and claimed that the financial disparity between England and Scotland is “beyond now.”
The topic itself was brought up during a conversation on Go Radio where he was told a deal for the goalkeeper would ‘cost a fortune.’
“It’s because of the TV money and what goes with it,” claimed Hartson.
“It just blows the Scottish finances side of things. It’s beyond, isn’t it, the money down south now.”
Although the addition of Kelleher would be a huge ome to Celtic, as Hartson mentioned, the money involved could be too much of a risk for the Scottish champions.
The loss of Kelleher would also be massive to Liverpool as they would lose the perfect understudy to Alisson.
Only time will tell if the goalkeeper makes his move before the end of the window.