Dave Davis explores the terrifying possibility that the 2015/16 will be spent with Alberto Moreno unchallenged at left-back.
A six year deal confirmed at the start of the season, new players in to popular acclaim and a lot of the deadwood shipped out. Factor in a 4-0 destruction of Barcelona and Jürgen Klopp should be viewed as near perfect as can be in red-tinted eyes. You need to whisper it quietly, but there is a growing fear amongst many red fans that he isn’t going to give them everything they want.
Alberto Moreno has a few fans, a few. The majority of Koppites though, don’t trust the former Sevilla man who continually gets caught out of position and makes some questionable decisions at best. His performance against Sevilla was the icing on the cake for many, with most fans expecting a left-back to be a huge priority for Klopp this summer. Mané and Wijnaldum have come in to give us pace and goals, Karius, Klavan and Matip to provide solidity in the central areas too, but there’s still that niggling worry for Reds fans.
After Ben Chilwell proved a non-starter and for one reason or another Jonas Hector doesn’t look likely, there’s a worry as to what options we’ll have available. Brad Smith and Jon Flangan have both been shown the exit door at Melwood and the friendly at Barcelona proved that James Milner may well indeed be the back up option for us. In true Injurypool style, Milner picked up a knock against Barcelona which did nothing to quell the fears of reds fans.
There is still time until the end of August and it’s looking like we’ll be flush from the sale of Benteke to Palace shortly, so funds aren’t an issue. Joe Gomez maybe on the comeback trail and many fans believe he’ll provide solid competition to Moreno. If no-one comes in I still believe in Klopp and feel he can bring the good times back to Anfield. Will other reds worry he has a blind spot though?