Hopefully he’s ok with a loan but he’s too good for just cup competitions and he knows if we go out early in them like we’ve mostly done then his season is down to the bench. Players want to play not ride the bench and you can only keep them so long before they want to move. He has a career to worry about and Alisson is going nowhere for a long time. Kelleher’s future just isn’t here.
The Allison factor is less likely an issue than his international career. Atm, he's number one for his country, because his main rival for it has been injured. But his rivals for the place are both likely to be playing first team football in the EPL next season, and if they do, he will be under even more pressure than he already is to leave us, to try and keep his place at international level.
We have this issue every summer. He says he wants to talk about it again. But he has to decide what does he want, more game time or more medals won? Because apart from the League Cup here, it's one or the other for him, not both.
Migs left the week before the season started when he did. 5 days later, Allison got injured against Norwich and was out for 2 months. That's the way it goes.