Liverpool need more squad depth at right-back so the Reds don’t struggle without Trent Alexander-Arnold when the Scouser is injured or suspended.

When Trent was injured earlier this year, Klopp was forced to play James Milner and Jordan Henderson and the lack of depth cost the Reds dearly as points were dropped against Leicester and West Ham.

Supporters aren’t dwelling too much on how that might have cost Liverpool the Premier League title given that points were also dropped crucially against Manchester City, Manchester United and Everton.

Jordan Henderson.

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That said, it would be remiss of Klopp to neglect his lack of depth at right back.

The German might have a ready-made solution at the club and it would be the perfect opportunity for him to work his magic with a player once again.


Ki-Jana Hoever, the 17-year-old that played at centre back against Wolves for Liverpool, can be slowly integrated into the squad just as Trent was when he was around his age.

Ki-Jana Hoever.

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The major issue for Hoever will be that, unlike Alexander-Arnold, he won’t be given as much playing time as his older teammate was because of how established the Scouser is in the starting XI.

Clyne was fading fast under Klopp and his inability to contribute meaningfully in attack was an issue for Liverpool and he is now likely to leave the club permanently after a loan spell with Bournemouth.

Hoever can be Liverpool’s right-back saviour and can save Klopp and co 10s of millions by ensuring they don’t need to dip into the transfer market to sign backup for Alexander-Arnold.

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