Liverpool dont’ act brazenly in the transfer market. The Reds instead bide their time and wait for the right opportunity to come along. Michael Edwards has also made a habit of raiding recently relegated sides for value for money signings. The Reds could repeat this trick again this summer, Liverpool should look at snatching old target Lloyd Kelly from Bournemouth if the Cherries go down.

Liverpool could bag previous target Lloyd Kelly for a bargain if Bournemouth go down.

Liverpool could bag previous target Lloyd Kelly for a bargain if Bournemouth go down. (Photo by Robin Jones – AFC Bournemouth/AFC Bournemouth via Getty Images)

An old flame

Liverpool were linked with Lloyd Kelly for a number of months before he eventually joined Bournemouth in May 2019 for a fee reported to be around £13m.

The young defender was impressing for Bristol City and a host of Premier League clubs sat up and took notice.

Kelly was such an attractive prospect as he can fill in anywhere along the back line, although he is naturally a centre back.

Relegation raids

In recent seasons Michael Edwards has capitalised on the financial turmoil relegation plunges a club into.

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The Reds have raided a host of relegated sides since FSG assumed ownership of the club. Gini Wijnaldum was brought in from Newcastle United, Andy Robertson from Hull City and Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City.

Relegated players naturally want to remain playing in the top flight and relegated clubs are often forced to sell to mitigate the financial difficulties posed by dropping a division, it also doesn’t bode well to have a discontented player upsetting the dressing room.

Value for money cover

Liverpool signing Lloyd Kelly would solve a couple of issues. Dejan Lovren is widely expected to leave the club over the summer and Andy Robertson has no natural deputy at the moment.

Kelly would be able to replace Lovren as the fourth choice centre back and could provide cover for Robbo on the left side of defence.

Given that Bournemouth paid just £13m for him at the start of the season and they could soon find themselves plunging into the Championship, the Reds could bag the defender for a bargain price.

The Cherries will have to face up to the reality that some of their top talents will want to do what they can to remain in the top flight, could you blame Kelly for wanting to join the champions if his side went down?

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