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.
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.
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.