The 22-year-old goalkeeper produced an impressive performance and kept a clean sheet on his Champions League debut against Ajax last week.


And then Kelleher followed it up with another solid display and clean sheet on his Premier League debut on Sunday, as Liverpool ran riot to beat Wolves 4-0 at Anfield.



As Kelleher stakes his claim to replace Adrian as Liverpool’s second choice custodian, the Reds have former youth player Masterson to thank for his signature.


The goalkeeper was going for a trial at Manchester United when Masterson asked Liverpool’s academy staff to consider him five years ago.



Masterson, who currently plays for Queens Park Rangers, had played alongside the shot-stopper at youth level for the Republic of Ireland.


The defender’s request was taken up by academy scout Matt Newbury and Kelleher was invited to spend time at Liverpool’s academy.



The then 17-year-old impressed with his ability with the ball at his feet, but concerns were raised over him needing to still develop physically.


However, the fact that Kelleher could be signed from Irish club Ringmahon Rangers for £30,000 pushed Liverpool to pull the trigger and take him to Anfield.