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'Best Feeling I've Ever Had' - Kelleher Elated By Champions League Win

'Best Feeling I've Ever Had' - Kelleher Elated By Champions League Win

Caoimhin Kelleher struggled to find the words to describe the experience of picking up a Champions League winner's medal.

The 20-year-old from Cork was the third choice goalkeeper in the Liverpool squad which defeated Spurs at the Estadio Metropolitano.

"It was unbelievable," Kelleher told RTÉ following the game.

"The team has worked so hard all year. They have produced some unbelievable performances. This is the least they deserve. I was just delighted really.

"It was nerve-wracking to be honest. It was probably easier playing because you’re not as nervous. My heart was beating the whole time. Thankfully we got the win.

"I was buzzing [after Mo Salah's penalty]. It was a great start to be fair. We did well throughout the game and defended well.

"Div [Divock Origi] came up with a great finish so we got the win."

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Kelleher joined Liverpool in 2015 from Cork side Ringmahon Rangers. Saturday night was a proud moment for his former club and his family.

"It was unbelievable. It’s once in a lifetime. I’ve never experienced that. It’s probably the best feeling I've ever had.

"I’ve got a lot of messages of support so thanks for all of that, especially my family and my girlfriend who have been there for me the whole time.

"I have a lot of thanks for them because without them I wouldn’t be here tonight. It’s all down to them really."

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