Jurgen Klopp sends heartfelt gifts to Caoimhin Kelleher’s boyhood Cork club after Liverpool keeper’s Carabao Cup heroics

Liverpool FC boss Jurgen Klopp has gifted a signed jersey and heartfelt personal message to the old Cork club of Irish keeper, Caoimhin Kelleher, after the 23-year-old scored the penalty that won the Reds the Carabao Cup last month.

uring the tense penalty shoot-out against Chelsea in the final, Kelleher shot the decisive crucial kick past the Blues goalie Kepa, sealing Liverpool’s record ninth League Cup.

Kelleher had played in every Carabao Cup game bar one this season, and then only because first-choice Alisson Becker needed game time after Covid-19, and was the hero in the quarter-final penalty shoot-out against Leicester. 

The Republic of Ireland international joined Liverpool’s youth from Ringmahon Rangers in 2015, and his boyhood team shared to social media on Monday photos of the star’s cup final shirt, as well as a handwritten letter from Klopp. 

The legendary German manager wrote: “To everyone at Ringmahon Rangers, thank you for sending us Caoimhin. He’s done you proud! Cheers!”

Writing on Twitter, Ringmahon Rangers said: “What a lovely gift to get for the Clubhouse. Caoimhin Kellehers Cup final @LFC winning Jersey. And to top it off a hand written letter from manager Jurgen Klopp. Thanks so much to the @johngibbonsblog from @TheAnfieldWrap for sorting us out.”

Kelleher originally started off as a striker for Ringmahon Rangers, but went on to try his hand at goalkeeping for the Cork side, with his obvious talent for the latter alerting the Merseyside Premier League club to sign the Irishman for their academy. 

The rest, is history. 

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