Liverpool 'rejects transfer offer' for goalkeeper amid uncertainty over Caoimhin Kelleher future

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 25: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) John Achterberg first-team goalkeeping coach of Liverpool, Caoimhín Kelleher, Adrián, Jack Robinson first-team goalkeeping coach of Liverpool, Fabian Mrozek and Claudio Taffarel first-team goalkeeping coach of Liverpool with the Carabao Cup trophy at the end of the Carabao Cup Final between Chelsea and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on February 25, 2024 in London, England.
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It must be very difficult to be a back up goalkeeper at Liverpool. You aren’t just competing for game time with a very good player but many people’s pick for the best in the position in the world.

Even if you disagree with that notion, Brazilian shot stopper Alisson Becker is at the very least an elite goalkeeper. He does suffer the occasional injury but aside from that he is a guaranteed pick when available.

It would be perfectly understandable if Caoimhín Kelleher chose to move on this summer. He deserves to be playing regularly in the Premier League. It is not yet clear what is happening with Adrián, whose contract expires next week. He has been offered a new deal by Liverpool, though it was reported he was looking to return to Spain. The Reds are also said to be keen to retain young Polish goalkeeper Fabian Mrozek.

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The 20-year-old joined the club from FC Wroclaw in 2020 but has yet to make his senior debut for Liverpool. Mrozek was on the bench for six matches in 2023/24, with five in the Europa League and also the 3-1 win over Burnley in February.

He did make one pre-season appearance in a 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace two years ago and will hope to be involved again this summer. With Alisson at the Copa America, new head coach Arne Slot is likely to need the young Pole in his early weeks with the Reds.

Mrozek’s appearances at youth team level have been drawing praise. He kept five clean sheets in Premier League 2 this season, the joint most of any goalkeeper (per Transfermarkt). His efforts have also seen clubs enquire about his availability for a move.

Polish outlet Meczyki has reported that Portuguese club Vitoria SC has made a loan bid for Mrozek but that Liverpool has turned the request down. The offer was said to include an option to buy the young shot stopper, which may be why it was not to the Reds’ liking.

The same story claims that two Polish clubs, FKS Stal Mielec and MKS Cracovia, are interested in taking Mrozek back to his homeland. It is said the former is viewed as a more likely destination. The future of Adrián and Kelleher may determine where the youngster spends 2024/25. says: Mrozek impressed at youth level so it makes sense that Liverpool would be looking to retain his services. He should get chances to impress Slot in the next few weeks so this could prove to be a very big summer for the Polish goalkeeper.