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Officially... Liverpool have tied goalkeeper Kevin Kelleher to a long-term contract


Liverpool, a professional club within its Egyptian international ranks, announced today, Thursday, the renewal of the contract of its goalkeeper, Kevin Kelleher, with a long-term contract with the Reds.


And Liverpool published a statement on its official website and account on Twitter, which said: “Queen Kelleher has signed a new long-term contract with Liverpool Football Club, as the goalkeeper put a pen on the paper regarding the deal after the end of the 2020-21 season to link his future with the Reds after an intervening season. He has played five first-team matches and appeared in both the English Premier League and the UEFA Champions League.


The 22-year-old also won his first international match for the Republic of Ireland earlier this month, as he came on as a second-half substitute against Hungary in Budapest.


Speaking about the new contract, Keeler said: "I'm happy to have crossed the line and finally completed it. It's been in the pipeline for a few months with negotiations and stuff, so I'm happy to get it done."


The Reds goalkeeper added: "For me, it was a positive moment to commit to my future for the club in the next few years. It's a big club and I'm honored to be a part of it, so when I had the opportunity to sign for a few more years I was obviously happy I just want to keep my progress at the club, Oh really ".


 "It's been a big year for me in terms of playing first-team matches this year and more important matches; joining the Champions League and the Premier League matches has been a huge thing for my development and the ability to deal with that."


And the rising goalkeeper concluded: “He has given me a lot of confidence to try to move forward, and try to keep pushing me because I can play at this kind of level as well and do a good job. I’m looking forward, trying to keep pushing him and we’ll see what happens.”


After scoring three League Cup matches and one FA Cup match with Liverpool during the 2019-20 season, Kelleher made his Champions League debut for the club on December 1 last year when he started against Ajax at Anfield.


The statement added: "This was followed by his first Premier League appearance against Wolverhampton Wanderers five days later, with clean sheets in both matches, although injury kept Keeler sidelined for much of the latter stages of the season, he finished the campaign with a total of five Posts on his behalf.

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