WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - Friday, December 21, 2018: Liverpool's goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher during the pre-match warm-up before the FA Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers FC and Liverpool FC at Molineux Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Caoimhin Kelleher encouraged to make the most of game time as progression continues

Stephen Kenny has challenged Republic of Ireland Under-21s keeper Caoimhin Kelleher to ready himself for senior football at Liverpool by thriving on the international stage.

The 20-year-old is in line to win his latest cap on Friday evening when Ireland entertain Armenia at Tallaght Stadium having opened their Group 1 campaign with a 3-0 win over Luxembourg in March.

Manager Kenny has been impressed with what he has seen from Kelleher, who picked up a Champions League winners’ medal last season, and is confident there is more to come.

He said: “Caoimhin has such a great temperament for a goalkeeper. Nothing fazes him and his distribution from the back is excellent, and he has great agility. For us, he’s been very consistent.

“It’s one thing being on the bench for Liverpool, but having the six Under-21 international games has really helped him, and there’s another six there over the next three months.

“He’s progressing really well at Liverpool.”