According to a report from reliable journalist Paul Joyce in The Times, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp may be hesitant to buy a left-back in the summer as an understudy to Andrew Robertson – with supporters since going on to react to the news.
Robertson, who has started 27 games for us this season in the full-back area, scoring one goal and assisting seven others, appears to have few back up options that can potentially challenge him for a place in the side.
However, as explained by Joyce, Klopp may not want to invest in another specialist left-back given he would most likely be surplus to requirement most weeks – with the German boss apparently valuing versatile options that can fulfil the role in Robertson’s absence.
Should Liverpool sign a new left-back?
Reacting to the news, one fan in particular laid the blame on Fenway Sports Group, hinting that they would possibly dismiss the notion of buying another defender when James Milner can also play in the left-back position.
Here’s how other fans also responded to the report on Twitter.
In other words FSG saying no we aren’t buying a LB because Milner can play there, money saving scheme to not buy full backs
— TakumiTime (@TimeTakumi) April 21, 2020
The young Kid Saka from Arsenal is perfect for this sort IMO.. Young, showing potential and is a very versatile player. Fits our strategy massively.
— Connor Wilson (@Cwillo92) April 21, 2020
Larouchi seems decent enough to me if he’s not fit Milner can cover or we can gon3 at the back and play the extra midfielder
— Allan Older (@ajo1978) April 21, 2020
Saka from Arsenal would be awesome cover for both salah and mane and Robbo
— Shane Stewardson (@youngstewy94) April 21, 2020
So someone like Sessegnon or Saka then?
— Daniel Boston ♠️♦️♣️♥️ (@DRWB_91) April 21, 2020
Somewhat agree with that. How about Buyako Saka? can fill at LB & LW.
— Shivam (@shivam_rughani) April 21, 2020
Saka type of player then….
— 🏆🏆🏆Unbearables🏆🏆🏆 (@25pointsclear) April 21, 2020
Makes sense. Think LFC will buy a defender max and that will be a CB who can potentially start regularly. Milly, Gomez, possibly Neco/Hoever too can cover for Robbo if required
— CY-Kopite (@choonyau11) April 22, 2020