LIVERPOOL are ready to “revive their interest” in Cherries defender Lloyd Kelly, according to the Express.

Kelly was one of the Dorset club’s standout performers in the Premier League at the end of this season.

He made his top-flight debut against Wolves before not missing a minute of the final seven league games for Eddie Howe’s men.

Former Bristol City man Kelly joined Cherries for £13million in May 2019 – with Liverpool reportedly interested in the youngster back then.

But the newspaper claims Jurgen Klopp’s champions are now “considering a fresh bid” for the 21-year-old.

England under-21 international Kelly can operate at either left-back or centre-half.

Asked which was his best position, Cherries boss Howe said: “I think both positions for us at the moment. I wouldn’t say one or the other – he can play both very well.

“We have seen that, albeit in his very short time with us, when he’s trained.

“From full-back he’s really good athletically, he uses the ball well and is strong and good in the air – has lots of good qualities.

“At centre-back the same qualities show and his use of the ball is very good.”

Kelly had been troubled by ankle, hamstring and thigh injuries – limiting his game time at Cherries during his first season.