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Ipswich: Cook lining up Kelleher swoop

Ipswich must seal a deal for “exceptional” Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher this summer.

What’s the talk?

According to Ipswich outlet TWTD, Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher is one of the players on the club’s radar ahead of the summer transfer window. Ipswich are in the market for a new number one for the 2021/22 campaign and have identified Kelleher as a potential replacement for Tomas Holy.

The report claims that Liverpool are willing to let Kelleher leave the club on loan this summer. Jurgen Klopp wants the Ireland international to experience regular first-team football and Ipswich are hoping to be the club to provide him with that.

Kelleher kept a clean sheet in the Champions League against Ajax in 2020 and Klopp hailed the “exceptional” shot-stopper for remaining patient and taking his chance. He told GOAL:

“Caoimhin is a sensationally talented goalie. And for goalies, it’s really difficult. Goalies have to wait, they can be exceptional but they have to wait for their chance because there’s only one goalie on the pitch and if he plays for 10 years in a row, it’s pretty difficult. You can be still a wonderful goalie and nobody will see.

“Now he got the chance and I think he convinced everybody. He didn’t have to convince us, obviously – we thought it will be like this. But he convinced everybody, that’s good.”

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Cook would love it

Paul Cook would love it if Ipswich were able to seal a deal for Kelleher. It would be a major boost to his squad heading into next season after the issues they dealt with between the sticks in the campaign just gone. Tomas Holy started 36 of Town’s games, averaging an unimpressive WhoScored rating of 6.67. 30-year-old David Cornell was in goal for the other 10 League One matches and he failed to step up to the mark, with a dismal score of 6.58.

This has left the door open for a goalkeeper to come in and stake a claim for the number one jersey and Kelleher could be the perfect man for the job. The Irishman, as mentioned above, needs regular game time to take the next step in his development and playing 46 league games in a potential promotion season for Ipswich could be an ideal move for all parties involved. He could come in and get the experience Liverpool want him to get whilst also improving Cook’s current squad.

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The £6k-per-week ace caught the eye in a breakthrough season at Liverpool. Kelleher managed to play five competitive games for Liverpool as cover for first-choice Alisson and put in some superb displays between the sticks. He conceded three goals and kept two clean sheets in the five matches, averaging a sensational WhoScored rating of 7.17. This suggests that he could be a major improvement on Holy and Cornell.

Cook will be buzzing if he can secure a deal for the 22-year-old to join the club this summer.

AND in other news, Ipswich must seal deal for 6ft 2 £5.1k-p/w goal machine, Cook needs him…

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