Liverpool keen on to sign versatile defender from Bournemouth

Liverpool are reportedly planning to make a move for Bournemouth star Lloyd Kelly after missing out on the defender last year when he was playing for Bristol City.

The newly-crowned Premier League champions are keen on to strengthen their defensive backline and could sign 21-year-old defender for cut-price deal after the Cherries have been relegated from the Premier Leauge.

Kelly was ever-present in the Charries starting XI in the final few weeks of the campaign. however, was unable to prevent the side from dropping down into the Championship as they suffered seven loss in their last ten matches.

According to The Express, the Merseyside Reds are lining up a fresh bid to secure the services of the versatile Englishman, who can play at left-back and in the defensive end. Jurgen Klopp is keen to strengthen both positions considering Andy Robertson is lacking serious competition and Dejan Lovren has made a switch to Russian giants Zenit St Petersburg.

Earlier this month, Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe hailed Kelly’s versatile qualities after the starlet impressed against the Magpies at left-back before making a move to central defence at Old Trafford.

‘I think both positions for us at the moment. I wouldn’t say one or the other – he can play both very well,’ Howe said following Bournemouth’s 5-2 defeat to Manchester United.

‘We have seen that, albeit in his very short time with us, when he’s trained.

‘From full-back he’s really good athletically, he uses the ball well and is strong and good in the air – has lots of good qualities.

‘At centre-back the same qualities show and his use of the ball is very good.’