Honours: FA Cup (2022), Carabao Cup (2022), Premier League (2019-20), UEFA Super Cup (2019), Champions League (2019)
Caoimhin Kelleher has become a firm part of the Liverpool goalkeeping set-up since joining in the summer of 2015.
The Republic of Ireland stopper switched to the Reds from Ringmahon Rangers and progressed through the ranks at the Academy up to first-team duties.
Three friendly appearances for the senior side came his way ahead of the 2018-19 campaign, which would end with Kelleher collecting a winner’s medal as an unused substitute when Jürgen Klopp’s team defeated Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League final.
He took further strides in the next season, achieving his Reds debut in the Carabao Cup against Milton Keynes Dons and playing two more games in that competition, producing a vital save in the penalty shootout win over Arsenal at Anfield.
Kelleher was also part of the youngest-ever Liverpool team when Shrewsbury Town were beaten 1-0 in an FA Cup fourth-round replay.
The ’keeper was named on the bench in the Premier League on seven occasions across 2019-20 and received another medal when Liverpool got their hands on the title.
In December 2020, Kelleher made his Champions League and Premier League debuts in quick succession, as he deputised for the injured Alisson Becker and kept clean sheets in wins over AFC Ajax and Wolverhampton Wanderers respectively.
He ended that campaign with five first-team outings in total and then, in June 2021, put pen to paper on a new long-term contract with the Reds.
Another season of significant progress followed for Kelleher, who made eight appearances in all competitions as Klopp’s men bid for four trophies.
Four of those came in the Carabao Cup, including the Wembley final versus Chelsea, where the No.62 made a string of vital saves and then scored Liverpool’s decisive penalty in an 11-10 shootout success.
He also collected an FA Cup winner’s medal and is now a senior international for Republic of Ireland.