Moreno has his faults but Liverpool should give left-back new deal

Alberto Moreno should be handed a new Liverpool contract, despite dropping down the pecking order.

What’s the word?

The left-back position at Anfield is not currently up for grabs due to the fine form of Andrew Robertson.

After a slow start to his Liverpool career following last summer’s transfer from Hull City, the Scotland international became Jurgen Klopp’s first choice.

It was bad news for Moreno, who had to watch James Milner take his place in the previous season despite the fact that the experienced player is a midfielder.

Moreno is unlikely to get much game time, but the club should offer him a new contract when his current one expires at the end of the season.

Why?

Some Liverpool fans are probably scratching their heads at the suggestion given how ineffective Moreno has been in the past.

However, the Reds have a long season ahead and if they want to be fighting on all fronts, they need as much squad depth as possible.

That is something that the club have lacked before, so letting Moreno leave would give them one less man.

Even though the Spaniard is not quite up to standard, he can do a good enough job – particularly offensively – in the event of an injury or rotation.

Liverpool’s standpoint should be to keep him, but Moreno may want to consider his options if there is a chance of more game time elsewhere.