Liverpool transfers: 5 left-backs whom the Reds should seriously pursue in the current window
Given Alberto Moreno's deficiencies and lack of depth in the position, its time Jurgen Klopp brought in a world class left-back.
Jurgen Klopp has been a busy man this transfer window, bringing players that suit his playing style and more importantly offloading the deadwood. However, the Liverpool manager will be increasingly worried about not finding the right replacement/challenger to Alberto Moreno thus far in the window. While the Spaniard does bring a lot of attacking firepower, his defensive frailties have been on display on too many occasions to consider him a long-term option at Anfield.
The club has been linked with a number of left-backs in the recent times and in this segment, we bring to you 5 left-backs who could be an upgrade of the former Sevilla man.
#1 Jonas Hector
The FC Koln left-back has turned heads ever since he broke into the German national team towards the end of 2014. One club that has often been linked with Hector is Liverpool, who value his all round abilities and technical superiority.
The Saarbrücken born 26-year-old has the right mix of attacking and defensive attributes and would bring the right balance to the Liverpool line-up that can often go missing at either end of the pitch. He can operate in small spaces, has the pace to leave the opposition defenders clicking their heels and has shown a great ability at reading the game.
Considering the fact that he was an ever-present part of the German team in the recently concluded Euro’2016 as well as the well-documented notes on his abilities, Hector will not come cheap. Nevertheless, we believe Liverpool should pursue a deal for the left-back as he would instantly improve the starting 11.