Liverpool Injury update after goalkeeper left out of Ireland squad

Caoimhin Kelleher was spotted in Liverpool training on Monday for the first time this season, with Ireland boss Stephen Kenny expecting him to return “very soon.”

Liverpool’s backup goalkeeper has been out since the first day of preseason training due to a groin ailment that has kept him out for more than two months.

In his absence, Adrian and, on occasion, Harvey Davies have filled the substitutes’ bench, with Adrian even starting the Community Shield triumph over Manchester City.

Jurgen Klopp has previously expressed his displeasure with the Republic of Ireland medical personnel for the incident involving Kelleher, despite Kenny’s claim that he was unaware of the injury.

Though Kenny has justifiably kept the 23-year-old out of his team for the UEFA Nations League matches against Scotland and Armenia later this month, the Ireland manager has delivered a positive update.

“The good news is that he’s making good progress and will be back very soon,” he told The42 and other reporters.

“[He] should be back for the next camp for sure.”

Of course, with no additional international breaks planned before the winter World Cup, in which Ireland will not compete, the dates for the “next camp” are unknown.

However, the claim that Kelleher will be back “very soon” corresponds with photographs from Liverpool’s pre-Ajax training session on Monday afternoon.

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