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29 October 2019 18:35

"This League Cup, it is Caoimhin’s competition," Jurgen Klopp's assistant manager Pepijn Lijnders told Liverpool's official website.

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The Cork native made his debut for the Reds in the previous round, a 2-0 win over MK Dons, and assistant coach Pepijn Lijnders says Kelleher will get another run-out as Alisson is rested. "For us, Ali is our No.1 – more than a No.1 I would say. We have Adrian, who did an unbelievable job and if something happens with Ali, Adrian is our No.2 and then has to do the job," Lijnders said. Online Editors Caoimhin Kelleher is set to start Liverpool's Carabao Cup tie with Arsenal at Anfield on Wednesday night. Reds assistant Pepijn Lijnders confirmed the news in the pre-match press conference, adding he will be prioritised to play in the competition ahead of Adrian.

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The Cork man played in the previous round against MK Dons. Lijnders said: "For us, Ali is our No.1 – more than a No.1 I would say! "But in this League Cup, it is Caoimhin's competition. Listen to the RTÉ Soccer podcast on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. Get the biggest Arsenal stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribing See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email Liverpool have confirmed that Caoimhin Kelleher will play in goal against Arsenal in the fourth-round of the Carabao Cup. The 20-year-old made his debut for the Reds just last month, playing in their third-round victory over MK Dons.

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Kelleher kept a clean sheet that night and has been capped ten times by the Republic of Ireland Under-21s. "This League Cup, it is Caoimhin's competition," Jurgen Klopp's assistant manager Pepijn Lijnders told Liverpool's official website. "As I said before the MK Dons game, with youth development, with these moments when they are in between the U23s and the first team, consistency is very important. "He had a good game and he is preparing for another one. It will be special for him playing at Anfield." Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8 Cancel Play now Liverpool's side against MK Dons also featured exiting youngsters in Rhian Brewster, Harvey Elliot and Curtis Jones.

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Although Arsenal are a much stronger side, with the Premier League firmly on Jurgen Klopp's mind, there may be cause for similar rotation across the pitch against Arsenal. Get the latest Arsenal news Stay up to date with all the latest Arsenal news from James Benge and the team at football.london across our social media channels. Twitter: You can follow our dedicated Arsenal Twitter account, and our senior football writer James Benge. Facebook: You can follow our Arsenal page here Instagram: Follow our Arsenal page here WhatsApp: Click here to enroll or text NEWS to 07557204612 and then add the number to your phone contacts book as arsenal dot london (case sensitive, with spaces) to receive daily updates and breaking news on Arsenal. Your phone number won't be shared with any other members of the group. Click here for more information on the service. After all, the competition and player hierarchy at Liverpool has been made very clear at the Merseyside club. "For us, Ali is our No.1 – more than a No.1 I would say!," Lijnders added. "We have Adrian, who did an unbelievable job and if something happens with Ali, Adrian is our No.2 and then has to do the job."