Jurgen Klopp has revealed that it is his intention to start Caoimhin Kelleher in the EFL Cup final against Chelsea next month, providing all is well with the Irish player in terms of fitness come the date of the final.
The Reds have been superb in the EFL Cup this year and Kelleher has played a significant part in goal, with him keeping a clean sheet last time out against Arsenal to help provide a route into the final.
Indeed, as our cup 'keeper, he looks set to retain his spot for the final ahead of Alisson, such is the faith Klopp has in him:
📺 Jurgen Klopp confirms Caoimhin Kelleher will start in the Carabao Cup final against Chelsea next month:
“Caoimhin will play – if he’s fit." 🔴 pic.twitter.com/G0cfaaXIbz
Anfield Watch Verdict
This may raise a few eyebrows given it's a final and the sense might be to play your best goalkeeper but that is unfair on Kelleher.
He has shown he is more than good enough for games like this and deserves his shot given he has helped provide a route into the final with his performances.
It's a great opportunity for him and hopefully he can utilise it.