Liverpool should be chasing a right-back during the winter transfer window.
Beyond Trent Alexander-Arnold, the Reds are seriously lacking in the position.
Jurgen Klopp attempted to rest Alexander-Arnold at Bournemouth, but he was forced on to the pitch inside the first half.
We are in desperate need of an alternative right-back option. So here are three players who Liverpool should seriously consider moving for when the transfer window opens next month.
The 28-year-old right back currently plays for Premier League side Southampton. Liverpool have a long history of signing Saints players and I’m sure their fans are sick of us doing so. However, Soares is about to enter the final six months of his contract at the club. He has already gone on record to say he will be leaving when his deal expires.
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Soares would be a good back-up option that allows Klopp to rest and rotate Alexander-Arnold when he needs to. The Reds should be able to get him on a cut-price deal as Southampton look to cash in on the player rather than see him leave for nothing.
Thomas Muinier is the highest profile player on this list. The 28-year-old Belgian is yet to agree a new contract and would be allowed to speak to Premier League clubs about a free transfer in the new year. However, Liverpool really do need him now and would have to table a bid to make it happen.
He’s truly a great player who is unlikely to want to play second fiddle to Alexander-Arnold. Luckily for him Liverpool are currently drowning in games. He would easily play 15-plus before the end of the season, as the Reds compete on all fronts. Who knows he could even allow Alexander-Arnold to take the step into midfield.
Despite being just 19, Max Aarons would be the most ambitious option of the three players. The English defender plays for Norwich who are fighting for their lives in the Premier League. They won’t want to sell him but, for the right amount, I’m sure we can make them change their stance.
He’s young, fast and will be staying in the Premier League even if Norwich go down. Bringing him in would give Liverpool a solid extra option for on both flanks. He would get game time on both sides of the Reds back four and be allowed to blossom into the top-class player many expect him to become.