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Jurgen Klopp praises young Irish goalkeeper

Jurgen Klopp has ruled out a move for Joe Hart this summer, and also praised young Irish goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher.

Liverpool have had goalkeeping issues for a number of seasons, and have been linked with England international Hart, who has fallen out of favour at Manchester City under Pep Guardiola.

Simon Mignolet has been in good form for the Reds in recent weeks, but young German goalkeeper Lloris Karius has struggled to adapt to Premier League football since his summer switch to Anfield.

However, Klopp has ruled out a move for Hart, 30, who is currently on loan at Torino.

“We always think about the squad, and that includes the goalkeepers,” the Reds boss said today.

“Is it about Joe Hart? Usually we don’t talk about things like this, but in this specific case we can.

“He is a fantastic goalkeeper — the goalkeeper of the England national team — so he is highest quality. But we have the highest quality goalkeepers already.

“So he is not for us, not in the moment and hopefully not in the future.

“That’s not because of Joe, it’s because we have two strong goalkeepers and [Danny] Wardy is at Huddersfield, playing a brilliant season, he’s ours so we will bring him back next season and then there is more competition.

“The young ones have made really big steps with Kamil [Grabara] and Caoimhin [Kelleher] and the situation around our goalkeepers is really good.”

18 year old Kelleher is an u19 Ireland international, and has been at Anfield since 2015.

Klopp has proven that he has no problem trusting in youth, and the Cork ‘keeper could have a bright future on Merseyside.

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