But the Irish goalkeeper has been relegated to backup for the FA Cup, with Klopp revealing in his pre-Forest press conference that his No. 1 would start in the quarter-final.
“Oh, FA Cup is Ali,” he said when asked which of his goalkeepers would feature.
This represents a U-turn from previous, with Kelleher starting against both Shrewsbury and Cardiff in the earlier rounds, only dropping out for Alisson for the fifth-round win at Norwich due to the toll of the League Cup final.
It is a strange change of pace from the manager, and a kick in the teeth for Kelleher, but it suggests that Klopp is eager to go as far as possible in every competition from now.