Liverpool don’t need to buy a left-back in the summer.
That’s according to our manager Jurgen Klopp, who reckons with James Milner and Alberto Moreno, we’re sorted.
Fans and pundits couldn’t understand why we didn’t bring in a new player for the position in the summer, but Klopp was adamant he could turn James Milner into an adequate replacement for Moreno – the Spaniard whose defensive mistakes cost us so dearly in 2015/16.
We’re now joint second in the Premier League and Milner has been a mainstay in the side, with Moreno proving an able deputy in cup games.
“What I can say is that I didn’t think a second until now about another left back,” Klopp told the Echo.
“We are always looking for players but in this moment we have two left backs – Milly (Milner) is one and Alberto Moreno the other.
“Our situation is this position is really comfortable. Milly is still able to play other positions.
“Left full back is a position where you can never have enough. If you’re looking for one you won’t find one.
“If you’re not looking sometimes you get one or two opportunities to have one but it is about having the right one. It is not really on the top of the things we are doing at this moment.”
Some supporters would be eager for us to acquire a new left-back in the summer, but Milner has only just turned 31 and because of his professionalism and fitness, has plenty more years at the top.
The Englishman would probably rather not play left-back, but because we always have the ball in advanced areas, his role is actually an offensive one – regularly joining in our attacks on the left side of the box.