Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher will start the Carabao Cup final against Chelsea at Wembley on 27 February.
Kelleher, 23, has started every game in the competition bar the semi-final first leg against Arsenal, when first-choice Alisson played as the Brazilian returned following Covid-19.
“Caoimhin will play, if he is fit,” said Klopp.
“We consider Caoimhin as an outstanding goalie. Not a good goalie, an outstanding goalie, and we want to keep him here.
“And to keep him here you need to make sure of a few things. Before a season you need to think and talk about the different games he will get.”
Cork native Kelleher has firmly established himself as Liverpool’s number two behind Alisson.