Liverpool are targeting a versatile left-back as a replacement for the soon to depart Alberto Moreno but Trent Alexander-Arnold also needs competition.

Andrew Robertson has been one of the standout performers over the last 12 months and fully deserved his spot in the PFA Team of the Year.

The Scotsman is two minutes short of reaching the 4500-minute mark for the 2018/19 season and while this is hugely impressive for a fullback to do, it’s an indictment on how poor his competition has been.

The BBC’s David Ornstein has told BBC Radio 5 Live that Liverpool will target a new left-back this summer but the Reds also need a new right-back.

Andy Robertson.

Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Getty Images

The fact that one of Alberto Moreno’s only appearances this season saw him torn to pieces by Eden Hazard highlights how poor the Spaniard is at the highest level.


On the other side of the back four, Trent Alexander-Arnold has been involved in 3383 minutes this season and although he has been sublime for the Reds, Klopp needs to sign a new right-back.

The young Scouser is one of the best in his position in the world but when he is injured, Klopp has to play Joe Gomez, Jordan Henderson, James Milner or Fabinho at right back.

Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

None of these players are natural fullbacks and Liverpool suffer as a result as the lack of creativity in that role halves their creative threat.

Trent has 15 assists this season and while Klopp will find it quite difficult to sign a right-back anywhere in the world that can match that, Liverpool need someone who can at least offer a better attacking threat than Nathaniel Clyne can.

The Englishman is set to leave the club this summer after spending the last five and a half months on loan at Bournemouth.

Have something to tell us about this article?