Three options for Liverpool to consider should Caoimhin Kelleher depart this summer

  • Recent comments from Caoimhin Kelleher suggest he could be open to a move away
  • Any transfer of Kelleher will mean Liverpool will need a new backup behind Alisson
  • What are the options on the table for Liverpool in this scenario?
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In what has been a running theme the past few summers, Caoimhin Kelleher could search for more minutes elsewhere. However, for now, there is no indication that the Irish goalkeeper is close to a departure or even pushing for one. What avenues can Liverpool pursue should Kelleher depart this upcoming summer transfer window?

Three options for Liverpool to consider should Caoimhin Kelleher depart this summer

1. Establish Vitezslav Jaros as the backup keeper to Alisson

The first replacement for Kelleher is in-house—well, at least technically—as Czech keeper Vitezslav Jaros is still on loan with Sturm Graz until we switch to the transfer window. The 22-year-old keeper took over as Graz's starter for the back end of the Austrian Bundesliga season, and his loanee club went on to win the league title for the first time since 2011.

Jaros has been in the Liverpool system for some time, joining the club in 2017 as an academy player from Czech giants Slavia Prague. Loan spells in the LOI Premier Division, the National League and League Two eventually landed Jaros with Sturm Graz after beginning this past season as the fourth keeper for the Reds.

Given his performance on loan with Sturm Graz, Jaros has shown how good a keeper he can be. He recently earned provisional squad selection for Czechia ahead of Euro 2024. Depending on Alisson's fitness, Jaros acting as the keeper for the early stages of the EFL and FA cups could be an option for Arne Slot. Jaros earning any Premier League or Champions League starts may be too much, but we will not know until he is given that opportunity.

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