Surprisingly claim over wage of Liverpool player linked with Celtic move

A social media account has claimed that Celtic target Caoimhin Kelleher is on a mere £10k per week. The Liverpool goalkeeper started in this evening’s win against Luton Town at Anfield in the place of the injured Allison.

However, a Twitter/X account has collated the estimated salaries of Irish players playing in the English Premier League – using data from Spotrac – revealing the surprising figure. It claims that the Liverpool No.2 is on £10k per week, despite the Reds seemingly valuing the 25-year-old at £10m.

Celtic are reportedly an option for a loan-to-buy deal that would see a temporary switch to Paradise in the summer and then an option to buy implemented, which is often agreed in advance by parties. There are, however, other teams vying for his signature as the Reds stopper eyes regular game time.

Joe Hart, Celtic’s No.1, is within the last six months of his deal with the Englishman expected to sit down with Brendan towards the end of the season to discuss the future. It is a potentially sticky position for Celtic, similar to the summer of 2020, where Craig Gordon was allowed to leave only for Fraser Forster to blank a move meaning Vasilis Barkas was signed. Hart has been excellent in the second half of the season and the club would be in an extremely difficult position had it not been for some of his saves.

Certainly the goalkeeper role needs looked at for the long term; however, there are other areas of the pitch requiring quality additions in the summer transfer window.

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Born just as Celtic were stopping the Ten, Lubo98 follows Celtic home and away and helps run his local Celtic Supporters Club. He goes to all the games and is a Law Graduate. Has a particular fondness for Tom Rogic among the current Celts and both Lubo and Henrik form his earliest Celtic memories.


  1. Please don’t EVER call £10K a week “mere.” Most of us read this before work, at work work or after work & if ANY of us earned a “mere” £10K a week we’d be happier than ever & most of our problems would be solved.
    I realise football money to us is like Monopoly money & the figuresare not in our “real” world, but .. know your audience, please.
    (Also, headline “Surpisingly claim ..” doesn’t scan/ make sense.)

  2. Pierre Van Hesselink on

    total rubbish that he is on 10,000 per week, the much more reliable salary sport site which has him at 32,000 per week is a much better source and the figures salary sport quotes for Celtic players tallies up with known salaries confirmed from other Celtic financial documents and similarly is accurate for Liverpool players tallying up with other financial documents that are public records
    Kelleher’s 32000 would then put him just below McGregor as highest earner at Celtic

  3. Brian Fitzsimmons on

    Kelleher earns a basic salary of £760k per year. We would have to at least double that sum to have any chance of signing him. He is the real deal and would come to Celtic in a heartbeat. The transfer fee would be our only concern. His team mate Nat Phillips, believe it or not, earns a basic salary of £ 3.2m per year!

  4. I’m still confident that Celtic will win the league. I expect that in the remaining games they will draw with Rangers [whenever that is] at Ibrox and win the rest. Like I said, ‘I’m confident’.