Liverpool fans usually have the utmost confidence in Jurgen Klopp’s, but his latest decision will have even his most ardent admirers scratching their heads.
The Anfield boss has been busy in the transfer window, signing the likes of Sadio Mane, Georginio Wijnaldum, Joel Matip, and Loris Karius, but there is still one area which desperately needs strengthening.
Following the Reds’ 4-3 win over Arsenal, the clamour for a new left-back at the club has increased, with a performance from the position’s current incumbent, Alberto Moreno, that only he knows how to produce.
The Spaniard gave away a penalty and was at fault for Arsenal’s first goal, being ran ragged throughout. That won’t have surprised anyone, after he virtually lost his side the Europa League final single-handedly.
And yet, he does seem to have one man who’s sticking by him: Klopp.
According to the Telegraph, there are no guarantees that Liverpool will sign a new left-back before the transfer window ends, despite continued links to Jonas Hector.
Even more perplexing is that Klopp does not see this as a problem because he wants to reinvent James Milner as a left-back, regardless of his complete lack of pace.
The main issue is that Liverpool are struggling to identify any reasonably-priced targets, given that they have already spent quite a bit of their summer budget.
Unfortunately, Moreno’s performances have been so poor that even though the Reds’ attack is now in great shape, the left-back conundrum has the potential to derail their season altogether.