Jurgen Klopp wants to give two Liverpool players more game time – ‘They deserve moments’

Manager Jurgen Klopp has guided Liverpool to yet another cup final.

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Jurgen Klopp looked delighted at Craven Cottage after guiding the Reds to yet another cup final.

It was hard-fought tie across the two legs, with Fulham making things tense by equalizing Luis Diaz’s opener in West London to make it 1-1.

However, Liverpool’s first leg efforts proved decisive as a draw at Craven Cottage was enough for an aggregate win of 3-2.

The Reds will now face Chelsea in the final of the EFL Cup on the 25th of February at Wembley Stadium.

It’s a repeat of the 2021/22 Carabao Cup final, where Liverpool managed to triumph over the Blues on penalties.

The Merseyside’s love affair with the League Cup continues with an opportunity to capture a record tenth trophy.

Liverpool are already the team with the most League Cup victories with nine to their name.

Manchester City follow closely behind with eight thanks to the recent successes of Pep Guardiola – whose won four at he club.

What did Jurgen Klopp say about Caoimhin Kelleher and Adrian?

Speaking post-match, Jurgen Klopp has heaped praise on Caoimhin Kelleher while explaining why he wants to give more minutes to 3rd-choice ‘keeper Adrian and the Irishman:

“[Caoimhin] is a top, top, top goalie.”

“And when Ali is fit, he doesn’t have a lot of games.”

“So I want to give him desperately the opportunity to play because it’s important for development and he deserves it on top of that.”

“He’s always there, he’s giving us absolutely everything – like Adrian by the way, he’s the same.”

“They deserve moments.”

It has already been confirmed that Kelleher will start the League Cup final against Chelsea next month.

Caoimhin Kelleher is too good to be a No.2

Caoimhin Kelleher has been a fine deputy to Alisson Becker and has been especially important to Liverpool in the cup runs.

Being a backup goalkeeper is hurting Kelleher’s Irish career, and he’s getting to the age where he ought to be playing club football on a regular basis.

Southampton’s Gavin Bazunu has been preferred in the Ireland setup as he is playing regular football, albeit in the Championship.

Jurgen Klopp and the 25-year-old had discussions in the previous summer window about a potential transfer for the shot-stopper.

Celtic seem especially keen on Kelleher, with former Liverpool manager Brendan Rogers reportedly a long-time admirer of the Irishman.

The £20million that Liverpool are set to demand would represent a club-record purchase for Celtic.

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