A “world-class” Liverpool player will not play against Union Saint-Gilloise in the Europa League.

According to reports, Liverpool won’t have Caoimhin Kelleher for their Thursday night Europa League match.

The Reds goalkeeper has a knock that will keep him out of the Saint-Gilloise game, according to James Pearce of The Athletic.

Kelleher is also expected to miss the Republic of Ireland’s upcoming matches against Greece and Gibraltar.

The player, who probably thought he would start the Europa League match, has been dealt a setback.

Jurgen Klopp will have to start Alisson Becker or choose an academy player in Kelleher’s alleged absence, which is a setback for the manager.

Liverpool has registered goalkeepers Alisson, Kelleher, Vitezslav Jaros, Marcelo Pitaluga, and Fabian Mrozek for the competition.

Kelleher is a “world-class” talent who has succeeded in emerging as Liverpool’s backup goalie, and his absence will be a setback for Klopp.

Although the Reds did not sign him, Adrian would have certainly liked his chances of getting a start.

Now, Klopp is in a difficult situation.

Does he take a chance by starting Alisson in the match, with all the risks that entails, like the possibility of injury or suspension, or does he go for the younger player?

The last thing Liverpool needed was a late selection conundrum due to injury after the contentious loss to Spurs last weekend and the ongoing fallout.

It’s difficult to predict who Klopp will pick to play between the sticks, and this is just another headache for him.

I wonder if he will later regret selecting Adrian for the team.

Alisson is the obvious choice, but doing so might send a bad signal to the other goalkeepers who have a fantastic chance to establish themselves.

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