Liverpool may make a bid for a Bournemouth player in January, according to Anfield Watch

According to one rumor, Liverpool is one of the teams considering a January transfer for Bournemouth defender Lloyd Kelly.

During the summer transfer season, the Reds looked at options for a left-sided center back.

Anfield Watch reported Liverpool’s interest in Levi Colwill before he agreed to fresh terms with Chelsea.

Ryan Gravenberch’s Deadline Day arrival meant that all four of Liverpool’s first-team additions were midfielders, therefore ultimately no defense acquisitions were made.

Since Virgil van Dijk is now 32 and Joel Matip’s contract expires in the summer of 2019, Liverpool will likely continue to scout potential targets in upcoming transfer windows as they strive for the ideal type of player.

The 24-year-old Kelly of Bournemouth is reportedly on Jurgen Klopp’s Reds’ radar, and his team is ‘considering approaching’ the Cherries about a January transfer.

The 2023–24 season marks Kelly’s contract expiration, therefore it might be easier and less expensive to work out a deal.

According to the 90min source, Tottenham and Newcastle are also considering making mid-season offers for Kelly, making Liverpool far from the only team interested in the player.

Before moving for $13 million to Bournemouth in 2019, Kelly, a former England Under-21 player who can play both left and center back, was rumored to be a target for Liverpool during his time at Bristol City.

Liverpool’s lack of defensive reinforcement has risked leaving them short this season. 

Ibrahima Konate has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury, while Virgil van Dijk may be facing an extended ban after receiving an improper conduct charge from the FA.

Meanwhile, right backs Trent Alexander-Arnold and Conor Bradley are also both currently injured.

Heading into the game against Wolves (16 September), Liverpool’s first after the international break, it is likely that Joe Gomez and Joel Matip will be the only senior, available centre backs to Klopp.

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