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Soccer-Liverpool's Kelly signs new long-term deal

LONDON, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Liverpool defender Martin Kelly has signed a new long-term contract, the Premier League club said on Friday. The 22-year-old, who has been used primarily at right back since making his debut in 2009, has made 54 first-team appearances for the Merseyside club. "I'm delighted to have signed. It means everything to me and my family. I've been at Liverpool since I was seven, so it's in my heart and I love the club," Kelly said on the club website (

Football: Kelly signs new Liverpool contract

Liverpool defender Martin Kelly signed a new long-term contract with the Premier League club on Friday. Kelly, 22, is currently sidelined due to a knee ligament injury, but the England international has been rewarded for his impressive displays at full-back earlier this season. The day after team-mate Jamie Carragher announced he will retire at the end of the season, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admitted it was gratifying to see another Liverpool-born product of the club's youth academy commit his future to the Reds.
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