Latest Liverpool transfers news from Newsnow Liverpool as report claims the Reds are leading their Premier League their rivals in a chase which could see Jürgen Klopp address summer oversight.
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According to report Liverpool have find themselves at the forefront of a competition amongst Premier League rivals, poised to address an issue that remained largely overlooked during the summer.
Bournemouth may find themselves forced to part ways with defender Lloyd Kelly in the upcoming January transfer window, and Liverpool are on high alert, closely monitoring the unfolding situation.
Since his arrival in 2019, the 24-year-old has made a significant impact at Bournemouth, having been acquired for a sum in the vicinity of $16 million (£13 million/€15 million) from Championship side Bristol City.
The England U21 international has amassed over 100 appearances for Bournemouth, yet his immediate future at the Vitality Stadium is now shrouded in uncertainty, with his current contract set to expire next summer.
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According to report from Football Insider, Bournemouth may be compelled to sell the player during the winter transfer window to prevent him from departing on a free transfer in 2024.
The report further asserts that Liverpool, in addition to other Premier League clubs such as Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United, are meticulously observing the trajectory of Kelly’s career. In the latest developments, it is reported that Jürgen Klopp‘s side are leading the race.
This prospective deal presents Liverpool with an opportune moment to address the dearth of options in the center-back position within the club. The player is likely to command a modest transfer fee due to his impending contract expiration.
Furthermore, Kelly possesses the advantage of being left-footed, thereby infusing much-needed equilibrium into Liverpool’s defensive line of four. His versatility extends to providing cover at the left-back position as well.
The shortcomings within Klopp’s squad are readily apparent in the realm of defence. During the summer, Liverpool were linked with a player bearing similarities in terms of positioning and versatility, namely Bayer Leverkusen’s Piero Hincapié.
However, that potential move failed to materialise, potentially due to the valuation placed by the German side on the player. German publication Bild suggested a price tag of $76 million (£60 million/€70 million) for the Ecuadorian defender.
At just 24, this prospective deal could represent an astute acquisition, given Kelly’s potential for growth and his familiarity with the rigors of the Premier League. Liverpool find themselves in dire need of a dependable backup for Captain Virgil van Dijk in the role of left-center-back, and Kelly could seamlessly fit that role.