After watching the International Champions Cup (ICC) game against Chelsea, albeit a pre-season game, it is obvious Liverpool need to buy a quality Left-back.
Alberto Moreno shows in every game that he is not good enough to make that position his own (yet!). He is rash in his tackles, prone to making mistakes and usually caught out of position. It was clear from last season to everyone and especially to Liverpool fans that the left-back is a problem position for the club.
Now according to the press, James Milner could be deployed as an emergency left-back, why? According to media reports, because the club failed in a bid to sign Ben Chilwell from Leicester City.
Liverpool is a big club, and should be targeting quality, world-class players. Ben Chilwell is not experienced enough nor good enough to be the first choice left-back for the Reds. Sometimes you have to buy the finished product, and that’s what the club and manager will need to do.
Is James Milner a left-back? No! The club and manager have the opportunity to fix this problem position with a specialist and not a makeshift defender. Liverpool fans are not asking for £40m, £50m, £60m signings; what we want are quality players to fill the right position.
We have the opportunity to be competitive next season and challenge for the title, with no Europian distractions, but as a club, we have to show that we are ambitious by buying or having the quality in all positions to take advantage.
The club has needed a top-class left-back for the last three seasons, let’s hope that the problem is addressed this transfer window.
Suggested left-back: Jonas Hector
The German International has been heavily linked with Liverpool.
The other is Marcos Alonso
Marcos Alonso had a good season for Fiorentina and would be a good addition to the Liverpool squad.
Quality and experience are the requirements for Liverpool.