According to reports, Liverpool are weighing up a summer move for 16-year-old Ryan Sessegnon with Alberto Moreno likely to leave at the end of the season.
Left-back has been a troublesome area of the pitch for Liverpool for many years with a lack of a consistently good left-sided fullback stretching back to the days when John Arne Risse would maraud down the left flank at Anfield.
Although Fabio Aurelio was gifted, his injuries meant he never had a long-term future with the club and since then we’ve had to endure abject performances from the likes of José Enrique, Aly Cissokho and most recently Alberto Moreno.
Klopp’s solution, which admittedly worked for a surprisingly long stretch of time, was to shift the diligent James Milner to left back. The Englishman, however, has seemed to find it difficult at left back in the last two months and no longer offers the surety at the back that we’ve come to expect.
According to the Liverpool Echo‘s James Pearce, Alberto Moreno’s impending departure this summer could make room for Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon to move to Liverpool. The fullback is just 16 years old and has a very bright future ahead of him.
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If Liverpool do make a move this summer, it’s unlikely that they will be unchallenged with Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea all interested in the youngster.
A bid is not expected yet but earlier yesterday, football.london exclusively claimed that Sessegnon will snub all interested parties in favour of Liverpool. It makes sense as the Reds is the only club that he would be likely to make a first-team breakthrough with Nacho Monreal, Danny Rose and Marcos Alonso all top quality and unlikely to get dropped for a 16-year-old.
At Liverpool, however, Moreno is leaving and Milner is ageing. Perfect conditions for a young fullback to come in and establish himself in the first-team setup. That being said, I do think Klopp needs to buy a more experienced fullback to help teach Sessegnon in the way that Nathaniel Clyne is teaching Trent Alexander-Arnold.