Liverpool’s struggle with the left-back spot is known to everyone, and till date, the Reds haven’t made much of a progress in reinforcing the position. But if the reports from the Daily Mail are to be believed, we are looking out for a possibility to sign Hull City’s 23-year-old left back Andrew Robertson. The same source has also added that a bid for Robertson will only be made if we manage to ship out Alberto Moreno.
Robertson, a Scotland international, who is Hull’s mainstay since his move from Dundee United back in 2014, has been slapped a £8million price tag on his head and will only be allowed to leave if the valuation is met. Furthermore, Liverpool aren’t the only side interested in acquiring his signature, as the likes of Newcastle United, Burnley and West Ham are also in this chase.
Last year, under Marco Silva who was appointed on 5th of January as the manger, Robertson played every single Premier League game and scored one goal. It’s not only the reports which are suggesting that the transfer might happen, but the odds are stacked in this favour as well. Bet Victor has slashed down to 1/6 for the transfer to happen.
Liverpool, till date, have made two signings; Dominic Solanke and Mohamed Salah. The former’s deal was concluded long back, while the latter was confirmed at the end of June. And this, so far, has been it for the Reds as there hasn’t been much of a progress in bringing in the much-needed defensive personnel.
Liverpool’s lookout on bringing in a quality left-back has been well and truly written. Even though James Milner did an exceptional job last season, he isn’t a natural left-back and also with the prospect of Champions League football knocking on the doors, we need proper depth in the squad. We sure have Joe Gomez, but given his injury record, Klopp cannot really rely on him for the entirety of the season.
Furthermore, Alberto Moreno hasn’t lived up to his full potential and is widely tipped to leave the club this summer. Reports claimed that we received a £11million bid from Napoli, but we are holding on to our £15million price tag on the player.