Reporter tips Liverpool to make vital summer signing once defender leaves Anfield
Liverpool Echo reporter James Pearce is backing the Reds to sign a left-back once Alberto Moreno leaves the club
Liverpool will look to sign a left-back once Alberto Moreno leave the club, according to James Pearce.
The Liverpool Echo reporter has shed light on the Merseyside outfit’s transfer plans as Jurgen Klopp looks to address one of the obvious weak links in his squad.
The Liverpool boss’ confidence in Moreno was eroded after the Spanish defender’s erratic performance in Liverpool’s 3-1 loss to his former club Sevilla in the Europa League final in Basel in 2016.
Moreno was handed a starting spot in their season opener at Arsenal back in August but the left-back conceded a penalty in what was a nervous performance despite Liverpool winning 4-3 at The Emirates.
Klopp made the decision to stick with former England midfielder James Milner in an unorthodox left-back role for the remainder of the 2016-17 campaign, with the former Manchester City star earning plaudits for his versatility.
However, Liverpool Echo reporter Pearce expects Klopp to sign a left-back this summer once the Reds manage to offload Spain international Moreno in the current transfer window.
Asked whether signing a left-back is a priority, Pearce replied: “Yes.
“The only thing that would complicate that is if Moreno came back and said he’s staying put and intends to fight for his place.
“However, I’d be surprised if he says that given he knows his prospects are bleak at Liverpool. I’d expect the Reds to buy a replacement once they know that Moreno is definitely on his way.
“Sessegnon was first choice but Robertson at Hull is now back in Liverpool’s sights.”
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