Warnock, searching for positives after defeat to Hull City, highlighted the performance of Kelly. The former Liverpool defender moved from right-back to a central role after Scott Dann was injured in the 12th minute.
"He's such a good pro," Warnock said. "There's a lot more to come from him, I think. He's looking a little bit sharper, now he's had a few games under his belt.
"Kenny Dalglish thinks that's he's best position - right-side centre-half - and I don't think he did anything wrong. I thought he was super."
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