In the 15th round of the Premier League, Liverpool defeated Sheffield United 2-0 away from home. Goalkeeper Kelleher, who started the game and played the entire game, was interviewed by Liverpool’s official website. Kelleher says recovery is crucial for Liverpool as they deal with a condensed Premier League schedule.
Just 63 hours after defeating Sheffield United 2-0 in an away game, Liverpool will embark on another road trip and face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park Stadium in London at 20:30 on December 9, Beijing time.
Kelleher said: “It’s a busy period for us but when we win games and are in good form we keep pushing for wins. We also have a tough away game on Saturday and we’re full of confidence about that. Looking forward to it.
“I always remember the games we’ve played there before and it’s a difficult place to play. It’s also an early kick-off time so we need to focus on recovery first and hopefully at 12 noon Be ready at :30 (local time). Palace will also be trying to bounce back from their 2-0 defeat at Bournemouth and we all need to be ready for that.
“To be fair, the switch has been pretty quick the last few games so I feel like we know how to handle it, we’ve been in situations like this before so we just need to recover and be ready for Saturday. “
The away game against Sheffield United was Kelleher’s third consecutive start, two of which ended with zero seals (4-0 Linz, 4-3 Fulham, 2-0 Sheffield United).
At the same time, the game against Sheffield United was the first time Liverpool had kept a clean sheet away from home in all competitions in the 23-24 season, and Kelleher was delighted to achieve this.
Kelleher said: “Obviously it’s satisfying for myself and all the defenders and I think we know that if we can come here and keep a clean sheet then we’ll be more interested in scoring goals and that’s what we do What we did. We’re really happy with the clean sheet and hopefully we can get another win on Saturday.
“Sheffield United’s change of manager has given them motivation and the fans have been inspired, so we know it’s not going to be an easy game coming here. We have to play well and try our best to play well and maybe get 1-0 The score ended the game. We scored another goal in the last moment to make it 2-0, and we won and moved on.”
Van Dijk and Szoboszlai contributed to the two goals, and Van Dijk was also named the best player of the game.
Kelleher spoke of Van Dijk’s goal, which saw Van Dijk receive a cross from Alexander-Arnold from a corner kick and volley it home. Kelleher said: “He caught the ball really well and we all know he’s got great footwork, so it’s no surprise to me that he scored like that.
“He’s very good as a leader and he always has been, even when he wasn’t captain. He guides you through games and is always positive and trying to help you, so it’s great to have him.”