The rise of Andrew Robertson has resolved Liverpool’s long-standing left-back issue. The Scotsman has been stunning all season both in the league as well as Europe sending Alberto Moreno further down the pecking order. The Spaniard is now set to depart this summer upon expiration of his contract and the club must be in a dilemma whether to rope in someone as Robertson’s understudy.
There have been rumours of the Reds’ interest in Lloyd Kelly (as cited by the Mirror), the former Bristol City fullback who was officially unveiled as a Bournemouth player only a few hours back. The player completed a £13m move as confirmed by Sky Sports and Jurgen Klopp might have to find an alternate route to handle the situation.
The Merseysiders, meanwhile, have three options that could be explored this summer. Firstly, they might switch their sight to other targets who are low-key yet capable of enhancing the bench strength to compete against Manchester City for the domestic glory.
Erik Durm, currently a free agent, could be an option following Huddersfield Town’s relegation. The German’s previous spell under Klopp during their Dortmund days might help him settle in and resurrect his fading career.
Leeds United Staying On In The Championship Will Help
Also, Leeds United failed to earn a Premier League promotion and that might be a boost for the Reds in keeping hold of the veteran James Milner. The versatile and workaholic Englishman often deputised in a left-back role and was preferred over Moreno in the absence of Robertson. He is still going strong at the age of 33 and should accept this utility role being the most experienced resource of the current Liverpool squad.
Promote Adam Lewis To The First Team
While Milner is still capable enough to deliver for at least a couple of seasons more, the Reds must promote their academy sensation Adam Lewis with first-team opportunities either in the domestic Cup contests or elsewhere on a season-long loan if minutes are assured. The 19-year-old is equally comfortable at left-back or in midfield having showcased his versatility for the Liverpool reserves. Klopp is aware of his potential and the pre-season prior to the next term would be crucial for the teenager to shape up his Anfield future.
The window, however, has opened just a couple of days back and the Reds would have ample time before coming to a conclusion. They must break the hoodoo first by defeating Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League final and draw an end to their title drought in the most spectacular manner.
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