Burnley the favourites, but Liverpool must sign Andrew Robertson

Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp experienced an overall great campaign last season, finishing fourth and having a chance to compete in the Champions League next season.

Philippe Coutinho continued the form that consistently links him with a move to Barcelona, Sadio Mané looks like the real deal, and Divock Origi has developed nicely under the German manager.

One glaring problem, however, comes from their back four — namely at left-back.

31-year old midfielder James Milner played 37 games in that position last season, while Alberto Moreno, an actual left-back, didn’t have any of Klopp’s trust and started only two league games. Milner is a great player and as versatile as they come, but Liverpool need a real left back. And Andrew Robertson can be that.

Odds makers BETVictor give Burnley a slight edge over the Merseyside club to sign the 23-year-old, but Klopp needs to go after him.

The Scottish international just completed his second Premier League campaign in his three seasons at Hull City and could be looking for a new challenge. Robertson’s quality is Premier League and international caliber, and he deserves to play for a solidified top-flight club.

The former SPL young player of the year can fill the left back hole and allow James Milner to return to midfield where he would be most effective. Robertson has only missed nine games in his career either to injury or suspension, so he would be a reliable player and is far more defensively sound than Alberto Moreno.

Liverpool signed Joe Gomez two seasons ago and the now-20-year old started the first five league games for the Reds before missing the rest of the campaign with a cruciate ligament injury. He recovered enough to play in three FA Cup matches for Jurgen Klopp this season past, but the jury is still out on whether or not he can establish himself in the first team.

Going after a player with two full seasons of Premier League experience is a better option for Klopp than playing Milner out of position or a 20-year-old coming back from a major knee injury.

Andrew Robertson has to be the move.