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Great news that he's just comitted his future and signed a new deal with the club, especially after there had been some rumblings he turned down an offer, and was asking for crazy wages.
I love Kelly, think he's a fantastic player, and when healthy, as good as any defender we have. Some think he'll go to CB, I actually think he will, or should stay at RB because of his freakish size and ability. He does get forward quite well, and I think that would allow Wisdom to go back to CB where he seems more natural..
From a bigger perspective of things, I view this as a positive, and sign of things progressing in the right direction. You can never predict the summer and what may happen in a year, but as of now, Suarez, Shelvey, Agger, Skrtel, Wisdom, Sterling, Suso, Kelly have all extended their existing deals, and we've added long term contracts for new players in Sturridge, Borini, Allen, Coutinho, Assaidi, Yesil ..
Seems there's a real sense of pride and belief, especially for the young lads who are also Liverpool through and through, but the others as well..
Is good news, I was a little worried he was looking for too much money considering his fitness concerns. The rumour is he is on £25k per week plus £35k bonus per game, I think that sounds like the perfect contract for him.
I agree he will be a centre half, it might relieve a bit of tension on his injuries too with less sprinting and twisting! What it does is increase the cover at RB and CB with real quality, he has plenty of pace and can play football, perhaps he could be a perfect BR centre half.
Either way, really happy he has signed.