Liverpool’s search for a new left-back remains on-going after suggestions they were keen on signing Napoli’s Faouzi Ghoulam were recently denied.
The Reds have no interest in the Algerian full-back, contrary to reports they would turn to him in their search for an Alberto Moreno replacement, according to the Liverpool Echo’s James Pearce.
Rumours linking the 26-year-old to an Anfield move were somewhat sparked by news of an £11million bid from Napoli for Moreno being rejected, with a swap deal being outlined as a potential solution.
Despite these suggestions, Liverpool are seeking a straight £15million cash deal for Moreno, who has already been subject to interest from a number of clubs including AC Milan, Inter Milan and former team Sevilla.
Addressing their left-back situation is clearly something Liverpool are still intent on doing, however it is unlikely to be something they prioritise ahead of proposed moves for RB Leipzig’s Naby Keita, Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk.
James Milner proved to be a reliable option as a make-shift left-back last season and Klopp is seemingly happy to put his faith in the Englishman to carry out the same job during 2017/2018. It therefore remains to be seen whether it will be an understudy to the vice-captain that the club targets or a player posing as a long-term solution.
Pursuits for Fulham teenager Ryan Sessegnon and Hull City’s Andrew Robertson fizzled out relatively quickly whilst interest in Monaco’s Benjamin Mendy is set to be futile with the Frenchman reportedly close to joining Manchester City.