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Caoimhin Kelleher

Caoimhin Kelleher is looking forward to making his Anfield debut for the first team against Arsenal this evening.

The 20-year-old goalkeeper is a confirmed starter for this evening’s League Cup tie against the Gunners and he can’t wait to be involved. He made his competitive debut for Liverpool in the 3rd round of the competition last month when he kept a clean sheet at Milton Keynes Dons, but turning out at Anfield is obviously a big deal for him.

Speaking to the offal, Kelleher said: “It’s probably the biggest tournament for us, the young players, because we’re getting the opportunity to play. So we just give everything for those games and we want to win so badly. It’s everything.

“We saw the draw when it come out and we were all looking forward to it when we saw it was Arsenal, it’s at Anfield. It’s going to be a big game.

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“I’ve played a few times [at Anfield] with the U23s and stuff. It’s been good but obviously it will be a bit different on Wednesday with a bigger crowd. But to get a feel for the place and to play on the pitch, that’ll be good.

“There’ll be a good few [members of my family] there on Wednesday, so that’ll be nice as well.

“I love it when they all come over to see me play because they don’t get to see me often. I won’t get to see them that much because they’re all working and stuff over in Ireland.

“So when they come over and see me play, it’s a lovely experience and hopefully there will be many more in the future.

“It’s what I’ve been working towards the whole time I’ve been here, just trying to play at Anfield with the first team. To get out there would be an unbelievable experience.”