Caoimhin Kelleher is yet to make his senior debut for Liverpool but he impressed fans in his display for the Republic of Ireland U21s on Tuesday.
The 20-year-old has acted as the understudy to Adrian in a number of the games since Alisson picked up an injury, and some fans are making the comparison between the youngster and the Brazilian.
Indeed, it is not Kelleher’s impressive saves or command of his box which has earned him praise, but the skill he has with the ball at his feet and his composure under the pressure of attackers.
The clash against Sweden was only his eighth appearance for the U21s but he is not afraid to show off his array of skills, some of which the Anfield faithful believe he learned from Alisson.
Despite the praise, Kelleher may need to work on the fundamentals of goalkeeping if he is to be given a chance in the first-team. In his two games for Liverpool U23s this season he has conceded five goals and kept only one clean sheet in 11 last term.
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However, that won’t stop Reds fans being impressed, and here are some of their reactions comparing him to Liverpool’s No.1.
Hes said to be a fantastic outfield player, Jurgen has said it before. Reaping the rewards from that in these situations, plus hes learning from Alisson
— Adam Hanlon (@EireScouse28) September 10, 2019
Proud student of yours, @Alissonbecker ???
— Mi6uel Ⓤ Campoblanco (@cremaYscouser) September 11, 2019
learn from the best : @Alissonbecker ?
— aal alfath kholid (@aal_alfath) September 11, 2019
@Alissonbecker what are u teaching our irish lad ? heartattack stuff
— BIG DIVOCK (@divock_big) September 10, 2019
Wonder who he learned that off ^^ ?
— Jack McHugh (@jamchugh) September 10, 2019
no 1 Alisson fan ???
— π (@siluqman) September 11, 2019
Too much time with @Alissonbecker ???
— Roman Arries (@RomanArries6) September 11, 2019
— FAROUK ? (@Farouk49014095) September 11, 2019