Liverpool eye 25-year-old Premier League full-back on a Bosman deal

Bournemouth star Lloyd Kelly sees himself linked with a move to Liverpool in the upcoming summer transfer window of 2024 as the clock ticks down on his contract at the Cherries.

The 25-year-old defender has entered the final six months of his contract with Bournemouth, and this has piqued Liverpool’s interest. As per the Bosman rule, Liverpool would see themselves permitted to approach Kelly and pre-agree a contract that would come into effect ahead of the 2024/25 season.

The left-back, who can also play as a centre-back, possesses qualities that align with Liverpool’s style of play. His versatility in defence and ability to contribute to the attack make him an attractive option for Jurgen Klopp’s squad. With Trent Alexander-Arnold inverting more often than not, having three solid defensive options in the backline might be a sensible move.

Football Insider via ECHO claims that the Reds eye a free transfer for Kelly once his contract with Bournemouth is up, and that is in 2024 (Transfermarkt). However, several other Premier League and Serie A clubs, including Tottenham and AC Milan, are also interested in the defender. This means that Liverpool will have to fend off competition from these clubs to secure Kelly’s signature.

In any case, the Reds under Jurgen Klopp this season, have undergone a successful revamp in the midfield, and by the looks of it, the backline seems to be the next step logically. Someone like Kelly, who is equally a good centre-back as he can play as a left-back would be a great addition to the Reds’ squad.

The likes of Andy Robertson and Kostas Tsimikas are both extremely effective while attacking, but the defensive side of things could do with improvement. Not saying that they are not good options, but Kelly offers much more security defensively while also contributing to creating chances.

Liverpool’s interest in Kelly isn’t just about the short term; it’s also about securing the club’s future. Kelly, at 25, is in the prime of his career, and a move to Liverpool would not only bolster their defensive options but also ensure the club’s long-term stability. His age and potential for growth make him an enticing prospect.


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