Jurgen Klopp: 'It will take 'an extraordinary offer' to prise Caoimhin Kelleher away from Anfield'

Jurgen Klopp: 'It will take 'an extraordinary offer' to prise Caoimhin Kelleher away from Anfield'

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has said today that it will take "an extraordinary offer" to prise Caoimhin Kelleher away from Anfield this summer.

Kelleher has a contract with the Anfield outfit until 2026 and was instrumental in Liverpool's domestic double cup win of the League Cup and FA Cup last year.

However, he has only played three times for the club this year and has been unable to dislodge Alisson as Liverpool's first-choice keeper. According to recent reports,

Tottenham and Brentford are set to battle it out for the Cork native's services due to issues with their own keepers. Brentford's David Raya is rumored to be on the move this summer, while Tottenham's veteran keeper Hugo Lloris' future in north London is not set in stone after a number of poor displays.

Liverpool is also expected to hand a new contract to Spanish keeper Adrian, which only increases Kelleher's chances of leaving Merseyside in the summer.

However, Klopp has poured water on the links today by stating that any club looking to sign the Ireland keeper will have to produce a mega sum for his services.

"I can't see him leaving. It would have to be an extraordinary offer for me to even start thinking about it," said Klopp on Friday.

Speaking back in November, Klopp called Caoimhín Kelleher 'outstanding' and also admitted that the club needed a keeper with his qualities. "Caoimh is an outstanding goalie, he's our goalie, that's absolutely great. A club like us, with all the games we have, needs a goalie of his quality, definitely," said the German in November.

"It's clear that he has the ambition to be a No. 1, but everything must be right. Being the No. 1 in the wrong club, all of a sudden you look like you're not that good a goalie. Our style suits him very well because he's really calm on the ball as well, you can involve him in the build-up play. He’s like the blonde version of Ali."

Liverpool play Aston Villa this Saturday in their final home game of the season. The game kicks off at 3pm.