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Republic of Ireland coach Kenny expects Kelleher to leave Liverpool

Republic of Ireland coach Stephen Kenny expects Caoimhin Kelleher to leave Liverpool this summer.

The goalkeeper is ready to depart Anfield in search for regular first team football.

"It looks like he will be on the move this summer, and it can only benefit him because he needs to play games," said Kenny.

"He has been starved of games this year and that has been a problem for him.

"He is very talented, and it is hard to leave Liverpool, such an iconic club. It is not easy to move, there is a process you go through at a club like that.

"The previous season was a success to a degree for him, winning the League Cup and playing in the cup competitions, there were a lot of games.

"They got knocked out early this year so there wasn't much football for him. I think he is ready to go and play regularly, he certainly needs to play as he is not so young now, he is 24.

"I think it will happen this summer. It is not right normally to talk about a player moving, but at Liverpool, he is behind one of the best goalkeepers in the world.

"It is not going to get any easier and you can't improve when you aren't playing."

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