Premier League side Bournemouth completed a reported £4.5 million signing of Australian left-back Brad Smith from Liverpool.
A number of the Liverpool fans saw Brad Smith as one for the future, given their crisis at left-back. However, manager Jurgen Klopp thought otherwise and decided to let go of one his most highly-rated youngsters in the squad.
Liverpool fans wished the defender good luck on Twitter, and are hoping that he would return to Anfield one day:
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 27, 2016
— jack dunn (@Jack_Dunn8) July 27, 2016
Brad Smith leaves
Emre Can arrives
— Indigo (@IndigoLFC) July 27, 2016
Sad to see Brad smith go, I think he had more to give if he was given to the game time and opportunity to show himself. #lfc
— lfcsoone (@lfcscoone) July 27, 2016
Good luck to @bradsmith_94. He’s a good young player who I think will do well at Bournemouth.
— Stuart Weldon (@StuartWeldon) July 27, 2016
£8 million for Brad Smith? Klopp is just stealing cash from other clubs 👍
— Alan Dunlop (@asdunlop) July 27, 2016
— Phil Igoe (@FILFUNGI) July 27, 2016
— Shamas شماس (@inFamousKingz) July 27, 2016
However, many saw him as an upgrade to current left-back Alberto Moreno and were disappointed to let him go.
— Rich Digney (@richdigney) July 27, 2016
6 million for Brad Smith! No one wanted him in League 2 10 months ago. Surely there is a left-back out somewhere who is better than Moreno?
— Gav (@GavsRants) July 27, 2016
I’m not at all happy with Brad Smith being sold and that silly twat Moreno being kept tbh!
— Mark Pierce (@MarkMarkp80) July 27, 2016
Good luck to Brad Smith. Would rather have kept him than Moreno being honest. He’ll do well there and hope he does.Couldn’t fault his effort
— Michael Flanagan (@flanners85) July 27, 2016
Disappointed to see Brad Smith go as I think he’s better than Moreno. Hopefully that buy back clause will come in handy in the future. 🤔
— Matthew James (@MattJimmy7) July 27, 2016