12 Apr 2017

Contact Made: Liverpool could seal summer transfer for 'brilliant' €21m outcast. Carra wants deal

Is 'rash' left-back Alberto Moreno heading for an Anfield exit this summer?

As hard as it may to comprehend, Moreno appears to be in demand amongst top teams, and according to the the Daily Mail:

"Alberto Moreno is wanted by Inter and AC Milan. He was [also] the subject of an enquiry from Atletico Madrid...as Liverpool consider a sale in the summer".

Reds legend Phil Thompson is convinced that it's game over for Moreno, and in a recent interview with Sky Sports, he insisted:

"He [Moreno] will leave for sure. If James Milner, a ring-winger, is keeping you out of left-back then it says to me his time is up."

Jamie Carragher also believes that Moreno's time is up:

“I am sure Klopp and his team are scouting for a left-back because you can see he has no time for Moreno.”

Moreno is clearly surplus to requirements, and the brutal reality is that Liverpool do not - and will not - miss him. If he leaves, the Reds will need some serious reinforcements at left-back. It's surely unthinkable to go into a (potential) Champions League season with James Milner as the club's main option?

That's no slight on Milner (who has done well this season), just an acknowledgement that Liverpool will need more than just one senior left-back to cover the entire season. There don't appear to be any credible Academy options, so Klopp will (IMO) need to sign two left-backs: one experienced player (preferably the finished article), and one first team-ready young player with the ability to provide cover.

* €21m-rated (CIES Football Observatory). Described by Klopp as 'brilliant' earlier in the season


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