Republic of Ireland international goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher has signed a new long-term deal with his club, Liverpool.

In what was a breakthrough season on both the club and international scene, the 22-year-old featured for Liverpool in both the Premier League and Champions League, along with earning his first senior Ireland cap.

Talks between Kelleher and Liverpool have been on-going for some time and the Corkman is happy to finally get things finalised.

"I am happy to get it over the line and finally done; it was in the pipeline for a few months with negotiations and stuff, so I am delighted to get it done," he said.

"For me, it was a positive moment to commit my future to the club for the next few years. It's such a big club and it’s an honour to be a part of it, so when I got the chance to sign for a few more years I was obviously delighted. I just want to keep my progress going at the club, really."

Speculation has linked Kelleher with a loan move away from Liverpool next season, but the goalkeeper appears to be eager to stay and fight for a starting place at Anfield.

"It was a big year for me in terms of playing the first-team games this year and more important games; being thrown into the Champions League and Premier League games was big for my development and being able to handle that," he added.

"It gave me a lot of confidence to try to push on, to try to keep pushing Ali because I can play at that kind of level as well and do well. I am looking forward, try to keep pushing him and we'll see what happens."