Ireland goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher has admitted he may have to leave Liverpool for regular playing time.
Currently one of the best backup goalkeepers in the Premier League, Caoimhin Kelleher has been reduced to starts in cup competitions, with Alison unlikely to dispossessed from the number one jersey anytime soon.
Kelleher has never let Liverpool anytime he's played, with manager Jurgen Klopp constantly praising his past heroics. However, at the age of 24, it sounds like he is seriously considering his future at Anfield.
During Stephen Kenny's time in charge, Gavin Bazunu has been the starting goalkeeper. With Bazunu starting at Southampton, and Mark Travers starting for Bournemouth, Kelleher is the only goalkeeper in the Ireland side not playing regularly.
Caoimhin Kelleher Liverpool Future
With Liverpool out of the Carabao Cup after their defeat to Manchester City, the Cork man's next appearance will likely be in the FA Cup in 10 days time against Wolves.
Speaking earlier today, Caoimhin Kelleher admitted that he would have to consider his future at the club after this season.
Obviously when I get my chance I need to take it. That is all I am focusing on really. I just need to be ready so I can step in if there's an injury or if I'm needed.
I am quite relaxed, so I don't mind watching, but obviously I'd rather be playing but I just try to be as focused as I can be when I watch so I am ready if I am needed.
Listen, I think we've obviously only just come back into the middle of the season. So we'll just see what the season brings and then after that we'll see, we'll see what happens after that. But I think at the moment, for now, I just have to be focused on trying to be ready for Liverpool."
Should Kelleher decide to leave Liverpool, he surely won't be short of options. Playing on a regular basis can only be good news for not just him, but also Ireland.
If all three goalkeepers are playing well on a consistent basis, Stephen Kenny could have a welcome problem.