Jurgen Klopp will not look for a replacement for Alberto Moreno

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Jurgen Klopp will not look for a new left-back for Liverpool in this summer's transfer window despite the dreadful performance from Alberto Moreno in the 4-3 victory at Arsenal, according to the Telegraph.

The Spaniard's inept defensive display revived horrific memories of last season for fans of the Merseyside club, the most prominent nightmare being the former Sevilla man's awful showing in the Europa League final, against his former employers.

No discipline, rash tackling and to top it off, one of the worst haircuts to grace the green grass of a football pitch, Moreno has been called to the gallows by both fans and pundits alike.


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Gary Neville even stated that having the Spaniard in his side meant that Klopp was virtually surrendering a goal before the game had even kicked off - harsh words from a fair and knowledgeable pundit.

However, the German manager will not embark on a last minute search for a left-back capable of actually playing the position with some discipline, and instead, will await James Milner's return from injury.

Despite the former England international being renowned as a midfielder, Klopp believes he has a future in the side as a full-back, one which sees him ahead of his Spanish colleague in the pecking order.

The signing of Georginio Wijnaldum, who was used in a deep-midfield role against Arsenal, may be the reason for Milner's proposed shift to full-back, with the Dutchman perhaps seen as a more dynamic, youthful option in what is an exciting crop of players at Anfield.

From the perspective of Moreno, this news comes as a sad indictment of a player who has well and truly become a laughing stock on English shores.

His current plight is synonymous with other Premier League defensive flops such as Pascal Cygan, Khalid Boulahrouz and Igor Stepanovs, who are, sadly, famed for their consistently dreadful displays.

A replacement is sorely needed, and it seems strange that Klopp is seemingly unwilling to invest in a natural left-back, given the fact that the club have invested copious amounts of resources on offensive talent - £36m was spent on Sadio Mane.

Jonas Hector, Germany's international left-back, was rumoured to be keen on a switch from FC Cologne but no such move has materialised so far.

It looks as if Liverpool will be attempting to spearhead a title challenge with Milner in a full-back position, a phrase many of us never thought we would read or say, but that's football for you.

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