Klopp Wants to Sign International Captain to Replace Departing Liverpool Star

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With Alberto Moreno’s Anfield departure inevitable upon the expiry of his contract in the summer, Liverpool are in the market for a new left-back to provide competition for Andrew Robertson and Klopp is apparently keen on Bristol City’s Lloyd Kelly, according to a report from Club Call yesterday.

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Kelly, who also happens to be the captain of England’s U20s, has attracted interest from a number of Premier League sides over the last few weeks, with Liverpool scouts believed to be in attendance to watch the starlet during City’s 2-o defeat to Leeds at Elland Road last month.

Having trained with England’s senior side at St George’s Park, Kelly is already highly regarded and would seemingly be a sensible signing to deputise for Robertson next season.

Adept going forward and a left-back in a similar vein to Robertson, Kelly is a fullback who likes going forward and had a hand in three of City’s goals during a 3-2 win over Ipswich Town last week and could potentially compliment Trent Alexander-Arnold well on the opposite flank.

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However, Bristol born and having come through the club’s youth academy, Kelly could prove difficult to prise away from Lee Johnson’s side, where he has been a regular this campaign.

Previous reports have also stated Klopp is keen on promoting U18 left-back Adam Lewis into the first team fold upon Moreno’s departure, which would appear to make more sense; it seems bizarre that Klopp would move for another young left-back when he already has one in the academy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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