Caoimhin Kelleher: We are buzzing to get to Wembley!

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Published 21st January 2022

Caoimhin Kelleher and his Liverpool teammates were ‘buzzing’ after reaching the Carabao Cup final by beating Arsenal 2-0.

The Reds advanced to a Wembley showdown with Chelsea next month thanks to an impressive win at Emirates Stadium in Thursday night’s last-four second leg.

Goals in either half from Diogo Jota sealed the victory, with Kelleher having earlier made an excellent save to tip a free-kick from Alexandre Lacazette to safety.

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The goalkeeper told Liverpoolfc.com: “It’s a great feeling and everyone’s buzzing in the dressing room. A great result here away, a 2-0 win so we’re all buzzing and looking forward to Wembley now.

“It’s another final and a final is a final. We are buzzing… this club obviously wants to win trophies and it’s a chance to win another trophy. So we will go there, give it everything we have and hopefully we can win.”

Read the rest of our post-match interview with Kelleher below…

On Liverpool’s approach and performance in the second leg…

It was really good. I thought in the first half we played some really good football and obviously we got the goal, a great Jots goal. Second half they came at us a bit more like we thought they would and we defended well when we had to and obviously then Jots got another great goal which kind of settled it for us.

On his save to deny Lacazette…

Obviously I’m really happy when I can make saves to keep the team in it and keep us in with a chance. That save, it was an important moment to keep us at 0-0 and Jots goes and scores for us. I was really happy to make that save.

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On Jota’s two goals and the VAR delay before his second was confirmed… 

I saw the reaction from Jots as soon as he scored and I thought maybe he will be onside because you can kind of tell from the players. I looked to the bench and they were kind of celebrating as well so then I was kind of happy as well.

On his chances of starting in the final…

Hopefully, but we’ll see. There’s a few weeks now until the final so I’ll keep training hard and see what happens and see if I get the nod.

Published 21st January 2022