Liverpool tie two goalkeepers down to new contracts whilst youth prospect departs the club.
Liverpool’s back-up goalkeepers Caoimhin Kelleher and Adrian San Miguel have both secured their futures at the club.
The pair both had uncertain futures coming into the summer transfer window with Adrian’s contract running out and Kelleher expected to leave on loan for some consistent gametime.
However they will both be staying at the club for the 2021/22 campaign.
Adrian signed a two year contract extension whilst Kelleher signed a long-term deal renewing for five years.
Kelleher will not be going out on loan and will be the number two for the season after impressing last season in Premier League and Champions League games.
The Irishman said: “I am happy to get it over the line and finally done; it was in the pipeline for a few months with negotiations and stuff, so I am delighted to get it done.”
Kelleher also said he was delighted that Adrian had also signed a new contract before him.
“I was delighted when I found out Adrian had signed a new contract as well. I was really happy because all three of us and the staff as well, the two goalie coaches, get on really well and we’re a tight-knit group. To have another season with all of them, I am going to relish it and really enjoy it.”
Adrian is a popular member of the squad and at 34 years old is arguably the bets 3rd choice goalkeeper in the league.
It suited all parties involved to renew his contract as Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp have an experienced goalkeeper they can call upon if needed whilst Adrian can continue at a club he has loved being at.
Adrian is also content with his role which is part of the reason why he was offered a new deal.
In an interview to Liverpool’s official website the Spaniard said: “I’m a team player, I try to support, to give that confidence to those players, to try to give that confidence in the dressing room, in the training ground every day. To push each other.”
After the Copa America is finished Liverpool are also likely to open contract negotiations with their first choice goalkeeper Alisson Becker meaning they will have all three first team goalkeepers tied down to the club which will be great news for Jurgen Klopp.
Moving away from goalkeepers Liverpool have allowed defender Sepp Van Den Berg to go back on loan to Preston after impressing there in the second half of last season.
Whilst left back Adam Lewis has been loaned out too Scottish top flight team Livingston for the new campaign.
Another couple of young left backs will be leaving the club for good as Remi Savage and Yasser Larouci have turned down contract extensions as they look for regular first-team football.
Newcastle United are the side who will be signing Remi Savage whilst Larouci’s new side is unknown at the moment.
Several youth players did not get offered new contracts which will mean Liam Coyle, Joe Hardy, Abdi Sharif and Jack Walls will leave.