To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Not now

Liverpool star tipped to join Tottenham in shock transfer that will upset Klopp

Ryan Smart

| Last updated 

Liverpool star tipped to join Tottenham in shock transfer that will upset Klopp

Liverpool goalkeeper Caomhin Kelleher should consider leaving the club this summer to join Tottenham Hotspur, according to Arsenal and France legend Emmanuel Petit.

Kelleher is currently the second choice goalkeeper at Liverpool behind Alisson, a role he has fulfilled for a number of seasons.

The Republic of Ireland international has impressed when called upon by boss Jurgen Klopp, particularly in the 2022 Carabao Cup final win over Chelsea.

Kelleher kept a clean sheet in the 120 minutes, making several key saves, before scoring the winning penalty in the shootout.



But he has been consistently linked with a move away from Anfield in order to get more first team football. Now 24, the Irishman could depart the club this summer.

Speaking to the official Liverpool website in November, he said: "I've trained with the goalie group every day, it's a really good group to work with so I enjoy going in every day and trying to work hard.

"At the same time as well it's difficult not getting the games, but like I say the more we do well in cup competitions like this the more game time I can hopefully get."


Former Arsenal star Petit, who won a Premier League title with the Gunners in 1998, believes Kelleher should join another top division club.

Liverpool goalkeeper Kelleher told to consider switch

Speaking to Premier League Odds, Petit explained: "Caomhin Kelleher should consider a move away and a club that he would fit in perfectly is Tottenham.

"Hugo Lloris is 36, he has had a few injuries and has retired from the national team. He is not the future anymore.


"[Fraser] Forster is also 34, so Tottenham may need a refresh in that department. Kelleher is 24 years old.

"In the cup final last season, especially against Chelsea, he was really good. If he wants to cement his own legacy, he should leave and join Tottenham."

Hugo Lloris has been Spurs' number one choice in goal since the 2012/13 season, having joined from Lyon in the previous summer.

The goalkeeper, who won the World Cup with France in 2018, was named as permanent captain in 2015 - a role he still holds today.


But Lloris has been criticised for his performances this season, and is currently recovering from a knee injury that has ruled him out of the last five matches. Should Spurs decide to allow him to leave this summer, Kelleher could be the ideal long-term replacement.

Any such move would likely disappoint Klopp, who has previously described the goalkeeper as 'exceptional'.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Jurgen Klopp, Premier League, Transfers

Ryan Smart
More like this

Chosen for YouChosen for You


Liverpool fans all saying the same thing as Saudi Pro League 'plan to recruit top Premier League refs'

23 minutes ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Newcastle fans accuse former Sunderland player Don Goodman of 'fixing' Carabao Cup draw

5 hours ago