By Gabriel Agbonlahor

16th Jun, 2022 | 11:51am

Caoimhin Kelleher could sign for new club as Liverpool talks revealed - pundit

Caoimhin Kelleher may quit Liverpool and join a Championship club this summer, according to Gabby Agbonlahor.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Aston Villa and England attacker insisted most players want to play every week and Kelleher may have to drop down a level to achieve that.

As quoted by BBC Sport last week (6 June), the 23-year-old admitted he is unsure what the future holds and he will sit down with Liverpool this month to discuss it.

The goalkeeper only signed a new long-term deal last summer (2021) but has remained the second choice behind Alisson despite strong performances in the domestic cups during the 2021-22 season.

Asked for his verdict on Kelleher’s future, Agbonlahor told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “It’s hard, especially for goalkeepers.

“I know goalkeepers that I’ve played with and as second choice, you can go through a whole season not playing over five games if you get knocked out of the Carabao Cup early.

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“It depends on the player, do you want to be second choice and not play any games in your career or do you want to go out and drop down a league or move to a different league to become a number one?

“There’s no better feeling than playing every week and that’s how most players feel.”

Kelleher played eight times across all competitions in the 2021-22 campaign as Liverpool lifted the FA Cup and Carabao Cup.

The Republic of Ireland international was the hero in the Carabao Cup final as he scored the winning penalty in the shootout.

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