Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to criticise goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher for his poor display against Shrewsbury Town.
This comes after Liverpool beat Shrewsbury 1-0 on Tuesday in their FA Cup replay at Anfield.
Was Kelleher Liverpool's worst performer against Shrewsbury?
Despite winning the game and keeping a clean sheet in the process, some Liverpool fans took the time to share their disappointment with Kelleher’s performance in the match.
Here’s a sample of Liverpool fans slating Kelleher:
Kelleher really hasn’t made a good case for himself to succeed Alisson in these games
— R8 (@Nabyllionaire) February 4, 2020
I really fail to see what Klopp etc sees in Kelleher. I know he’s young but awful keeper #LIVSHR
— De La Red ?? (@delaredman) February 4, 2020
The goalkeeper played the full 90 minutes of the 1-0 win under the guidance of Neil Critchley in the Liverpool dugout, and received a rating of 7/10 (Liverpool Echo). The 21-year-old was given his first appearance in the FA Cup against Shrewsbury after playing in all three of the Reds’ Carabao Cup matches earlier in the season.
After playing in his first FA Cup match of the season, this opened the door for some Liverpool fans to criticise his performance in the win.
Btw Kelleher will not make it past League One maybe – he’s not good enough
For someone training week in and week out with the best Gk in the world it’s shocking
If Shrewsbury had more chances we’d prolly be losing as no faith he can save a chance
— Chris Chidley (@chrischidley_) February 4, 2020
Kelleher is an absolute cowboy in goal ?
— Daniel Kendall (@Daniel_Kendall) February 4, 2020
Caoimhin kelleher is shocking
— stevie (@lfc_stevie1) February 4, 2020
Kelleher is awful isn’t he
— Anders ? (@Ifcanders) February 4, 2020
What do we think?
It seems a bit harsh to criticise Kelleher after he had just kept a clean sheet after only a small amount of match time this season. This criticism goes to show how high-quality Liverpool’s senior goalkeepers Alisson and Adrian are at the moment. Should Kelleher ever be needed to be called into action again for the club in the future, these Liverpool fans will be hoping his experience in midweek will help improve his quality and confidence.
Although, it appears as if Jurgen Klopp already has plenty of faith in the youngster as he called him a ‘sensational talent’ last year.