Liverpool's Caoimhin Kelleher has been forced into playing more than he had planned for this year. However, he has handled it with grace and kept two clean sheets in 50% of his Champions League and Premier League appearances.
The young Irishman spoke to liverpoolfc.com and revealed that he could not sleep after starting in the 1-0 win over Ajax in the Champions League saying, “It happens to me after most night games but probably not to that extent.”
"I'm always just so chilled. I just like to get on with it and not be in the spotlight. If I had a choice, I wouldn't be but it's part and parcel of what comes with football."
Due to Alisson Becker's injury, Kelleher was thrust into the spotlight quicker than he had imagined.
"I'm so grateful for the opportunities that I've been given and I'm blessed to have had the chances I had this season and for the way it's gone for me."
"I think it came at the perfect time for me when I was fully ready and able to take my chance. I'm looking forward."
The keeper who represents Ireland at the U21 level said that he wanted to be a calming presence for the rest of his teammates.
"If you're calm and composed, it gives that confidence throughout the team that they all trust you. Because you're the goalie, everyone has to trust you and have full confidence in you."
The keeper then talked about his life outside of football and what TV shows he binge watches.
"I like to watch Masterchef, I've been watching that lately. I actually love it, to be honest. I just binge-watch it all the time. I can't cook the best either, so I try to get some tips off that."
The depute to Alisson admittedly loves football, but also likes to take a step away from it when possible.
"I do love football and I surround myself with it a lot of the time, whether that's going training, then coming home and maybe watching football."
"When we're allowed, I like to go out and play a bit of golf and just go to the cinema, go out for some food – just normal stuff like that."
The keeper finished his interview by saying, "I think I'm just normal. I'm normal, same as all the other lads really. The group is just down-to-earth, humble guys. That's why we all gel together so well."