Teenage Irish goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher has signed a new contract with Liverpool as his star continues to rise on Merseyside.

The young Corkman has made terrific progress in the last year and this offers further proof of Jurgen Klopp's faith in his abilities.

The German is a huge admirer of Kelleher and singled him out for praise after the Reds' 5-0 pre-season win against Napoli in Dublin.

"He's an outstanding talent, outstanding," Klopp told Liverpool's official website after that game at the Aviva Stadium.

"Very cool with the ball as we saw in the pre-season games when he played in front of 100,000 and 60,000 he wasn't bothered about that, and that's a very important skill."

Kelleher played three friendly games for the senior team during the summer, including against Manchester United in front of 100,000 fans in Michigan Stadium.

"I’m very happy to sign a long deal with the club," he told Liverpoolfc.com on Thursday.

"I’m really enjoying my football here so I was happy to sign. Once the deal came in and I was happy, it was an easy decision really.

"I’ve been doing the same things but getting better every day. Training at Melwood, you improve much more. Alisson and Simon and Kamil are here and we train to the highest level every day."

Loris Karius's recent loan move to Besiktas was good news for Kelleher. Although Simon Mignolet is the deputy to Alisson, there's been a battle to be third choice between the former Ringhmahon Rangers stopper and Kamil Grabara.

That's a battle Kelleher is winning, and at such as young age, his chances of tasting first-team action at Anfield - most likely in one of the domestic cups - are looking better by the day.