Caoimhin Kelleher is the man of the moment at Liverpool after two clean sheets in a row.

The Irishman shone again as the Reds thumped Wolves 4-0 to keep the pressure on Tottenham at the top of the Premier League.

A report by the Athletic shared how the Reds saw off their bitter rivals to sign the stopper back in 2015.

They claim Kelleher was heading for a trial with the Red Devils, before former Liverpool defender Conor Masterson urged coaching staff to look at him.

Academy scout Matt Newbury then helped out, inviting Kelleher to spend some time training with the Reds.

They took a punt on him and signed the goalkeeper ahead of United for just £30,000.

Given the amounts top goalkeepers are going in today’s game, that price represents an absolute bargain.

He has seemingly established himself as second choice ahead of Adrian, with Liverpool apparently having decided against loaning him to Dutch club ADO Den Haag during the summer.

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United of course have a promising goalkeeper in the shape of Dean Henderson, who is further down the line with his development after various loans.

For both men, the big challenge is usurping established international goalkeepers.

Kelleher hasn’t put a foot wrong since coming into the side and clearly has the faith of his manager.

He also earned praise from Ian Wright on last night’s Match of the Day 2 – and rightly so.

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