In addition to the midfield renewal, Liverpool also wanted to strengthen their final line, but the unexpected departures of Jordan Henderson and Fabinho left them with no midfielder until the final stages of the transfer market. As a result, they were unable to acquire a center back.
The 24-year-old defender from the Premier League emerged as a priority in the search for a left-handed center back, including England U-21 defender Levi Colwill, who signed a new contract with Chelsea, and Netherlands U-21 defender Mickey van de Ven, who moved to Tottenham.
According to 90min, in addition to Liverpool, Newcastle and Tottenham have also expressed interest in Bournemouth’s former England U-21 defender Lloyd Kelly, and a race for him could unfold in the transfer market next January.
The left-handed center back, who joined the club from Bristol City in 2019, can also play as a left back. He has played more than 100 games in total for Bournemouth and has been on the pitch in more than “30” Premier League matches.
However, one cannot deny the impression that he is a bit lacking in ability for a club aiming for the Champions League. As a youngster, he showed promise for the future, but due to injuries and other problems, he has been slow to develop and has not become the defender he was expected to be.
It is hard to believe that Liverpool will realistically try to acquire him, but will there be any surprise reinforcements in the transfer market this winter…?