Teamwork makes the dream work

Jurgen Klopp names one essential participant in Liverpool’s treble hunt


Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has praised the efforts of Caoimhin Kelleher, crediting the staff’s success this season to the goalkeeper.

With harm inflicting Alisson for practically two months, Kelleher is near equalising the Reds’ first-choice goalkeeper for appearances thus far this season. He has made 23 appearances, serving to his facet win the Carabao Cup, compete for the Premier League title, and attain the ultimate phases of the Europa League.

Talking in his pre-match press convention earlier than his facet host Sheffield United on Thursday night time, Klopp did not draw back from praising Kelleher’s performances between the sticks.

He mentioned: “When you would have requested me earlier than the season, I believe I used to be by no means shy of praising Caoimh.

“You may take Ali [Alisson] out for an extended spell, it will have been an issue, not due to Caoimh however as a result of he by no means needed to play that many video games, so that you by no means know the way that may look.

Caoimhin Kelleher

Kelleher will make his twenty fourth look on Thursday / Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/GettyImages

“All these sorts of issues, how these boys cope with the state of affairs and the brand new alternatives is simply distinctive. So many gamers out for a very long time, and we’re nonetheless the place we’re, that is fairly particular. You can’t count on that.

“I’m completely over the moon for the boys that they’ll show their level. I used to be by no means doubtful about them however they nonetheless should show it themselves in order that’s fantastic. It has been a completely excellent season, with out Caoimhin Kelleher in purpose there isn’t a likelihood we would be on this place.”

Liverpool are anticipated to welcome Alisson again to the squad in April, as stress ramps up and the season attracts to an in depth. The Reds will likely be supplied the possibility to climb again to the highest of the Premier League desk if they’re to beat the Blades at Anfield, after Arsenal’s victory over Luton City noticed them change locations on Wednesday night time.