The stats behind Caoimhin Kelleher's starring role in Liverpool cup win

The Stats Behind Caoimhin Kelleher's Starring Role In Liverpool Cup Win
Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher saves a shot from Chelsea's Conor Gallagher during the Carabao Cup final at Wembley Stadium, London. Picture date: Sunday February 25, 2024.
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James Cox

Aside from Virgil van Dijk, Republic of Ireland international Caoimhin Kelleher was the star man in Liverpool's Carabao Cup final win over Chelsea.

The winner finally arrived in the 118th minute, as the Liverpool captain converted a powerful header. He had another headed goal chalked off following a foul from Wataru Endo earlier on in the match, while Raheem Sterling had a goal ruled out for offside.


It was a miracle that the match remained scoreless just two minutes shy of a penalty shootout, as there were numerous chances at both ends.

Kelleher is a more than able deputy for Alisson and the Corkman proved it once again with a stunning display at Wembley.

He made some stunning saves, notably from Conor Gallagher and Mykhailo Mudryk.

Stats, compiled by Sofascore, show Kelleher made nine saves, one punch and one high claim.

This included six saves from inside the box, 75 touches, and 37 accurate passes out of 50 (74 per cent).

Photo: Sofascore

Kelleher will continue to compete with Gavin Bazunu for the Ireland number one spot but at 25, there will be questions over whether he should seek a move or continue to be backup at Anfield.

For now though, he can enjoy another cup triumph.

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