Andy Robertson has undergone a surgery on his hand after picking up an infection, the club has confirmed.
The full-back has reported back for training at Melwood, but will train alone as the medical team continue to monitor him.
It’s unclear what has caused the infection, but the main this is that the fan favourite won’t suffer. The Scottish skipper will travel with the squad on their pre-season tour of the US so fans shouldn’t worry too much.
The Scot is arguably the best left-back in the world right now, but herein lies the problem. Few players of genuine quality will want to come in and sit on the bench behind Robbo, especially considering how few opportunities Moreno was given by Jurgen Klopp over the past 18 months.
We cannot afford to enter the 2019/20 season without a new left-back, but securing one is proving trickier. The new campaign starts in a few weeks, but there’s been no concrete links to potential left-back signings yet.
Adam Lewis is our U23 left-back, and highly rated, as is the case with Yasser Larouci, while James Milner has shown an ability to do a job in the role plenty of times before.
However, with Liverpool targeting four regular competitions and the Club World Cup, another proper left-back is, for us, an absolute necessity.