THE rise of Caoimhín Kelleher continues after the young goalkeeper was included in Liverpool’s squad for Tuesday’s Champions League fixture away to Red Star Belgrade.
The Ringmahon Rangers graduate is highly rated on Merseyside and inked a new deal back in August though he hasn't yet made his senior competitive debut.
The 19-year-old has been between the posts for a number of friendlies though, including a clash with Man United in America during the summer.
He trained with the Ireland senior squad in September and while there's a long road to the top, particularly as Liverpool's number one Allison was purchased for £67million from Napoli, Kelleher is certainly on the right track.
Meanwhile, Liverpool midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri has been left out for the trip to Serbia with manager Jurgen Klopp explaining the club are keen to “avoid any distractions”.
The 26-year-old was born in Kosovo, an ethnically Albanian province that fought a war of independence against Serbian-dominated Yugoslav forces in the late 1990s. The Serbian government refuses to recognise Kosovo’s independence.
Shaqiri made headlines during the World Cup after celebrating his winner for Switzerland against Serbia by crossing his hands to imitate an eagle, which appears on Albania’s flag.