Liverpool are a club that are in need of depth over the summer, and especially in the fullback areas.
With Nathaniel Clyne out on-loan and Alberto Moreno seemingly banished from the first-team, the Reds only have two fully fit natural fullbacks in the side in the form of Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold, and this lack of depth is something that Jurgen Klopp will be addressing in the summer.
One name to crop up recently is Bristol City defender Lloyd Kelly, who according to Football Insider has caught the eye of Liverpool scouts and that the left-back has ‘blown away’ representatives of the club.
The defender has been an essential player for the Robins this season, starting 25 games for the club as Lee Johnson’s side look to end the Championship season in a play-off spot, and Kelly’s performances have led the club to this impressive achievement.
Valued at £1.8 million on Transfermarkt, Liverpool could get the England U-21 international on the cheap, and at just 20-years-old Klopp will be signing a player who the German could use in his first season on Merseyside.
Liverpool have a good history with buying from the Championship, with Joe Gomez being the most recent and most successful example of the club buying young and cheap from the division, and Kelly could be the next in line for the Reds.
Versatile in the defence and with the potential to be a Premier League quality player, Kelly could be a big success in Liverpool. Able to cover both Robertson at left-back or any of the centre-backs, the Bristol-born defender ticks all the boxes to flourish into a solid player for the club.
The Reds have a proven history of buying players on the cheap and developing them into first-team players, and in Kelly, they could have the next example of this claim if Klopp goes in for the defender this summer.
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