Liverpool should move Alberto Moreno further forward - much like Tottenham did with Bale

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Upon Alberto Moreno's arrival at Anfield in 2014 and following his wonderful solo goal against Tottenham at White Hart Lane, Liverpool fans genuinely believed they had found themselves a capable and classy left-back.

However, as seasons have passed the Spaniard's defending has gone from solid to calamitous at a rather alarming rate.

Rash tackles, weak defending and failing to track back after losing the ball have left fans frustrated with the 23-year-old full-back.


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It could be argued - and quite strongly - that but for his untimely injury, Joe Gomez would be Liverpool's preferred left-back after a number of strong performances prior to damaging his anterior cruciate ligament.

Given the circumstances and with Jose Enrique now a peripheral figure on Merseyside, however, Moreno became first choice by default.

The youngster's plummet has seen many fans call for his inclusion in Jurgen Klopp's spring clean and send him packing this summer - but doing so might be a bit hasty.

For all of Moreno's shortcomings as a defender, he is very effective going forward with pace and energy to burn, alongside a tidy skill set.

The situation he finds himself in sounds familar, right? If we cast our minds back a few seasons ago, Tottenham had an identical predicament with Gareth Bale, who made the transition to left wing as opposed to being sold.

And the rest is history. The Welshman fast became one of world football's most feared attacking players under then-manager Harry Redknapp and never looked back to the days of struggling as a left-back.

So, perhaps Liverpool can emulate such an experiment with Moreno and shift him forward, where he would become more of a threat to the opposition's goal than his own.

Of course, Bale is a rare example of where a defender has transformed so seemlessly into a goalscorer - but what have they got to lose?

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