SOLD: Martin Kelly leaves LFC for Crystal Palace

Liverpool defender Martin Kelly ends his 17 year association with the club to sign for Crystal Palace.

The reds had accepted a £1.5m offer for the 24 year old earlier this week.

Martin enjoyed a good spell of involvement with the senior side under Kenny Dalglish, but a serious injury early into Brendan Rodgers tenure effectively halted his Liverpool career.

On social networks, Martin announced his exit - thanking the club

After being unveiled by Crystal Palace, Kelly added:

"It was a lot of travelling to get down yesterday, but I'm glad to have signed and I'm looking forward to the weekend.

"I'd heard about a potential move at the start of the summer, but I just wanted to concentrate on playing again in pre-season. I played a lot of games, which is what I needed. I've been out, fit, but not playing competitively all of last season.

"Now is the time at my age where I need to get back to playing week-in week-out. I'm looking forward to playing under Tony Pulis and playing regular football again.

"I remember coming here with Liverpool at the back end of last season to the 3-3 draw and the fans were incredible. That was one of the only stadiums I've come to where it felt like Liverpool fans and the way they got behind the team on Champions League nights.

"The fans are massive at any club - they were brilliant at Liverpool - and they seem brilliant here.

"But I've looked around the training ground and all the posters on the wall are about the team. That's what I want, to play for a team."

Kelly signs a 3 year deal with Palace.

Anfield Online wishes Martin all the very best at his new club.

2 comments on
SOLD: Martin Kelly leaves LFC for Crystal Palace

  1. Sad to see Kelly go but good luck to the boy cos if he can stay fit, Palace would have a top player, no doubt about it!! All the best Martin @;0)

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