Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is ready to keep Alberto Moreno as his main left-back despite serious questions about his performance levels last season after failing to land Ben Chilwell, according to reports from the Daily Mail.
The Reds chief has spent much of the transfer window chasing Leicester’s young defender, but his hopes of snapping up the 19-year-old finally came to an end yesterday when the player signed a new contract with the Foxes.
It’s understood that the German has no other serious candidates in mind, so reports claim that he will stick with Moreno as his main left-back.
Although pacey and dangerous going forward, the Spaniard has developed a reputation for his tendency to switch off defensively, and was openly criticised by his manager after Liverpool conceded a late goal in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final clash with Villarreal last season for vacating his position.
Moreno then followed that performance with a shocking display in the final against his old club Sevilla, leading many fans to clamour for a replacement to be brought in.
However, Klopp has no desire to sign a short-term fix and is ready to stick with the three-cap international for the coming season, with midfielder James Milner being lined up as an alternative option in the role.
Recent signing Ragnar Klavan can also function at left-back.