Kelleher goes viral with skills in vital Euros qualifier

CAOIMHIN Kelleher is admired by Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp for his shot-stopping but his ability with his feet was showcased in a vital international game last night.

Cork was well represented at the Aviva against Bulgaria in a friendly win as a second-string Ireland side saw Leeside-born players Alan Browne and Kevin Long get on the scoresheet, while John Egan captained the team in a defence that also included Conor Hourihane.

However, it was Cork goalkeeper Kelleher’s silky ball-playing skills for the Republic of Ireland under 21s that caught the eye on social media.

The FAI tweeted a video of Kelleher selling Sweden’s Daleho Irandust a dummy and then fooling Nels Froling with a neat sidestep.

Stephen Kenny’s side secured a vital 3-1 away win against the Swedish in their qualifying group for the European Under 21 championships.

They now have maximum points from three games.

The former Ringmahon Rangers man is currently third in line for the goalkeeper position in Liverpool's first-team squad.

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