Klopp’s comments anger fans over lack of left back replacement – ROUSING THE KOP
Jurgen Klopp has come out and claimed that no new signings will arrive at Anfield, though the German concedes that the season begins in August and injuries and performances could play a part in determining if new signings are needed. This is shocking for several reasons.
For starters, Alberto Moreno has looked out of sorts for months and even though he carries a love for the club, at some point performances have to take precedence. The speedy, diminutive Spaniard lacks a solid defensive side to his game and it was plain to see against Chelsea. Fans are fed up and in fairness, Moreno has had his chance to impress and has failed to do so. The general consensus is to have Liverpool sign a new left back.
Klopp does not seem to agree. If the celebrated manager has failed to notice Moreno’s shortcomings by this point, then there is definitely no new left back on the way. Brad Smith has completed a move to Bournemouth and the depth in this position is getting increasingly thin and alarming. The signing of Ragnar Klavan could prove more shrewd than originally thought. The experienced defensive veteran can play left back and once the injury issues at center back are sorted, maybe Klavan will line up as a left back.