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Brad Smith | Defensemen | #14

Team: Bournemouth
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/9/1994
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 154

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Bournemouth has completed the signing of yet another Liverpool player this summer in defender Brad Smith.
The 22-year-old left-back joins the Cherries on a four-year contract in a move reported to be in the £6 million range. The Australian international had one year left on his contract but had previously fallen out of favor at the club following the appointment of Jurgen Klopp. Smith follows fellow academy product Jordon Ibe to to south coast after the winger competed a £15 million move. Said chief executive Neill Blake said, "I am delighted to confirm that we have completed a deal to bring Brad to the football club. "Brad broke through at Anfield last season and impressed whenever he was called upon." Wed, Jul 27, 2016 06:33:00 PM

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AFC Bournemouth have reportedly approached Liverpool for the possible transfer of Brad Smith, willing to bid £6 million for the young left back.

The Cherries have already dipped into the talent pool at Anfield this summer with a £15m purchase of winger Jordan Ibe. What is interesting about the possible deal from the Reds perspective is, while they have strengthened many positions around the pitch in the transfer window, they will have a huge question mark at left back should they sell Smith and/or Jon Flanagan leaves on a loan spell to Burnley. It would only leave Alberto Moreno as a senior team option at the position and there were many times Moreno was at fault for his defensive miscues, including in the final of the Europa League this past May. Then again, the way Liverpool have been shopping, they will likely look to buy another left back to challenge Moreno whether Smith leaves or not.
Mon, Jul 25, 2016 05:14:00 AM

Jurgen Klopp rang in the changes once again for Liverpool following their Europa League match on Thursday, but today's recipe fell flat in a 3-1 loss to Swansea City.

While the Reds were able to find success a couple of weeks ago with a similar team sheet against AFC Bournemouth, the rotation plan was not prepared for a energized Swansea side. Teenager Pedro Chirivella was handed his first league start and partnered Kevin Stewart as the deep lying midfielders to protect the back line. The Swans cut through them like a knife through hot butter. Chirivella was replaced to begin the second half, but by then it was too late. Christian Benteke scored a much-needed goal to bring the Reds back to within one, heading home a Seyi Ojo corner, but Liverpool would conceded again just two minutes later. A second yellow card and sending off of Brad Smith ended any hope of a comeback. Europa League is certainly top of mind for Liverpool and hopefully a result like today's will not dampen their spirits.
Source: BBC Sport
Sun, May 1, 2016 09:09:00 AM