Liverpool spell Ireland youngster Caoimhin Kelleher's name WRONG as keeper makes his Premier League debut
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Liverpool spell Ireland youngster Caoimhin Kelleher's name WRONG as keeper makes his Premier League debut

IRELAND youngster Caoimhin Kelleher made his Premier League debut for Liverpool on Sunday, only to have his name spelled wrong on the back of his jersey.

The 22-year-old, who made his Champions League bow last week against Ajax, impressed once again after keeping his second clean sheet in as many games.

Hoping to make a name for himself, Kelleher looked composed and produced a number of acrobatic saves as Liverpool ran out 4-0 winners against Wolves at Anfrield last night, and well ... his name has certainly been making the headlines, but perhaps not in the way he would've envisaged.

Eagle-eyed social media users spotted the gaffe just minutes into the game, with one fan tweeting: "I thought my eyes were deceiving me but I genuinely think LFC have misspelled Kelleher's name on his shirt."

The back of his shirt read 'Kellher', as - not for the first time - the English struggle with an Irish name.

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After the match, former England striker Gary Lineker wrote: "Lots of positives for @LFC, including an excellent display from their young keeper. Perhaps as a reward they could spell Kelleher correctly."

Kelleher, who has made 19 appearances for Ireland's youth sides, is yet to be called up to the senior team, but if he continues to get game time under Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool, the world could well and truly be his oyster.

"He's the biggest thing to happen to Cork since Roy Keane," said Eddie Harrington, who managed Kelleher when he was just 14-years-old.

If his career resembles anything similar to the former Manchester United captain's, Ireland could be in business.