Liverpool backup goalkeeper overshadowed by Alisson raises possibility of transfer to Tottenham and Brentford
Waiting for Hyo-Jong Cho = There is news that Liverpool goalkeeper Quivin Kelleher may leave the team this summer. Tottenham Hotspur and Brentford are being discussed as next destinations.
Global sports media ‘The Athletic’ reported on the 23rd (Korean time) that “Kelleher could leave in search of an opportunity to become the main goalkeeper.”
The Irish goalkeeper made his way through Liverpool’s youth team to the senior stage. It is a resource that Liverpool expects, but it is difficult to play because the league’s leading goalkeeper Alisson Becquer is holding on as a starter. Until this year, when he turned 25, he has only played 4 matches in the English Premier League (EPL). This season, he only appeared in 3 cup competitions in the first team stage.
Liverpool, who believe it will be difficult to find a backup goalkeeper of Kelleher’s caliber, want Kelleher to stay with them. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp recently said he would have to make a special offer to take Kelleher.
However, there is also a prospect that Liverpool will not block the transfer if the player who is in the middle of the game wants a new challenge. There are also observations that Liverpool, whose chances of participating in the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL) next season are slim, will send Kelleher, not the main resource, and earn transfer fees.
‘The Athletic’ explained the recent situation, “There has been no official offer yet, but Tottenham, Brentford and all over Europe are showing interest in Kelleher.”메이저놀이터
Tottenham and Brentford are teams that are expected to leave their main goalkeeper in the transfer market this summer. Tottenham predicts that Hugo Lloris, who has been active for 11 seasons, will leave the team at the end of this season. With several goalkeepers on the lookout, Kelleher, who is young and appears to be relatively cheap, could be spotted as Lloris’ successor. Brentford have one year remaining on the contract of their main goalkeeper David Raya. Raya is also linked to Tottenham, so Raya and Kelleher may move teams in series.
Kelleher’s weakness is that he has no experience as a starting pitcher, but he has shown impressive performance when he is in the game. He is particularly good at saving his penalty kicks. In the first team stage, he faced penalty kick situations 28 times, including penalty shootouts, and recorded 7 saves. His save rate is above the average of 16%. He also alternates with Southampton’s Gavin Bajunu as the goalkeeper for the Irish national team.