EXIT: Liverpool defensive duo linked with £3M exits

Liverpool have accepted two £1.5M bids for Kolo Toure and Martin Kelly according to reports.

Martin Kelly's cross led to Liverpool's goal

Martin Kelly is expected to join QPR in a £1.5M deal, whilst Kolo Toure is the subject of a similarly priced offer from Turkish side Trabzonspor.

Toure joined the reds last summer on a free transfer - and was bidding to become the first player to win three Premier League titles with three different clubs.  Liverpool ultimately finished second.  Toure played 24 times for the reds.

Martin Kelly, who was 24 this year, has been associated with the club since the age of 7.

Although he was given his senior debut under Rafa Benitez, it was under Kenny Dalglish's reign that Kelly's Liverpool career really took off.  He recorded 43 senior appearances across the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons.

A month into Brendan Rodgers' reign Kelly suffered an cruciate ligament rupture - effectively ending a large part of his season and since then has struggled to break back in to the Liverpool side.

Kelly spent much of his youth career as a commanding centre-half but for Liverpool's senior side he was usually chosen to operate as a full back.

The news comes hot on the heels of the reds announcing an agreement to sign left back Alberto Moreno.

8 comments on
EXIT: Liverpool defensive duo linked with £3M exits

    • ?? what? all our depth? Do you really think we can sign the adequate replacements for Allen, Lucas, Borini and Jones? Because let me tell you… we cant. Simple as.

      … Some fans… are proper mental.

      • If it’s true about Martin Kelly I’ll be sad. Thought very highly of Kelly. Think he would do a marvelous job as a cb but with the new additions I guess there was really no room for him anymore. Lucas needs to go as well Can has easily outplayed him unless we are looking to give away free kicks around the box and you can also use Allen and hendo in that holding role. Not to mention a pylon or just a hole in the pitch.

    • I think we should sell Jones, Lucas, Coates and Borini. But not Allen or Johnson just because allen has grown on me, he is now a Liverpool player and Johnson we may not get more than what we paid for him for, i don’t want Liverpool to lose more money.

      • Next year we get nothing for Johnson he’s a defensive liability and as for Allen he gets shrugged off the ball like he’s not there he’s on his last chance

    • Would sell Johnson and coates but thats it. I personally would love Borini to stay. Other people might think differently. would not sell Allen. changed the game when he came on against Southampton and I think Lucas plays well when he is the only DM playing.

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