Martin Ronald Kelly is an English footballer who plays as a defender for Premier League clubLiverpool and the England national team. Kelly has been at Liverpool since the age of seven and came through Academy ranks. Records show that Martin was promoted to Melwood from the club's academy in the summer of 2007. Kelly broke into Gary Ablett's title winning reserves team during 2007–08. He made his international debut as a substitute for Jamie Carragher in the same competition against PSV Eindhoven on 9 December 2008. Kelly made his first competitive start for Liverpool as a right back against Olympique Lyon in the UEFA Champions League on 20 October 2009. He was named man of the match by Liverpool's official website after a highly impressive performance. On 9 January 2011, he started in Liverpool's FA Cup third round tie away to Manchester United. This performance led to him being named Man of the Match by Liverpool voters. He also won the Liverpoolfc.tv journalist's Man of the Match Award for his performance against Everton. On 20 August, Kelly played for the whole match away to Arsenal and helped Liverpool keep a clean sheet in a 2–0 victory.