5 left-backs Liverpool could sign to replace Alberto Moreno
When Alberto Moreno arrived from Sevilla in the summer of 2014, it was expected that Liverpool had finally got the perfect solution to their left-back crisis and a replacement to John Arne Riise had finally had finally been found.
Alas! In the two seasons that have followed, Alberto Moreno has turned more believers into doubters (rather than doubters into believers) with his unconvincing performances and his horrid show against Sevilla epitomised his Liverpool career.
Liverpool legend Steve McManaman even went as far as to describe the left-back as Sevilla's best player in the second half in the Europa League final.
We look at 5 left-backs who could solve Liverpool's crisis and replace the young Spaniard.
1) Jonas Hector – FC Koln
The Koln defender has been most heavily tipped for Anfield in recent months. Solid at the back and effective going forward, the 26-year-old German full-back stands at 6'1” which could also help Liverpool in defending corners, something the Reds have struggled with this season.
Jurgen Klopp is said to be a keen admirer of the astute defender who has been nicknamed “Mr. Reliable” by his teammates. Hector has scored 4 goals in 120 matches for Koln and will be a welcome addition in the Liverpool setup as he has been diligent in completing his defensive duties and supporting his teammates with accurate crosses.
Presently, Hector is with the German squad at the Euros and is expected to play a vital role for Joachim Loew's side. Although, Liverpool will have to offer a hefty sum for his signature as Koln are adamant about not selling their prized asset.