With just 3 games remaining this season, Liverpool are getting closer and closer to finishing in the top-four. A Champions League qualification will mark the season as a successful one but Klopp will have to make the squad ready for the next season to avoid any early disappointment in Europe.
Liverpool need to strengthen a number of positions this summer both in quality as well as quantity but the defence remains the biggest problem to be addressed.
Once again our attack has been let down by the leaky defence and the left side of our backline, in particular, is the area of biggest concern.
Despite being the only recognised left-back in the senior squad, Alberto Moreno has started just 2 Premier League games this term and Klopp has played midfielder James Milner all this season in the position. The former England international is not as quick as Moreno but he is far more reliable in defence than the 24-year-old.
Milner has done a commendable job playing out of position throughout the season but if we plan to mount a serious title challenge next season, then Klopp will have to switch to a specialist left-back with more proficiency in both defending as well as contributing to the attack from the left side.
Moreno’s departure is just a matter of time now and that will leave us without any left-back in the team.
While Ryan Sessegnon is rumoured to be our priority left-back signing for the summer, Klopp is unlikely to make the 16-year-old our first choice left-back next season. The teenager is probably seen as a long-term solution and would not be played immediately as a regular starter in the most intense league in the world.
It would be a sensible thing to sign not one but two left-backs this summer instead of playing Milner who is 31 and losing the pace and sharpness required.
Clyne has been one of the most consistent players since joining us in 2015. Despite our defensive woes, the England international has been a rare positive in our backline
While Clyne is one of our most reliable players when it comes to defending, the former Southampton star offers very little when going forward. The 26-year-old has scored just one goal and has provided 2 assists in the Premier League since making his switch to Anfield.
Clyne is a dependable defender and the England man should retain his starting place next season, but it would be wise to sign a player who can be a backup for Clyne as well as challenge him for the right-back position.
Trent Alexander-Arnold is a great future prospect for us but the 18-year-old is still a work in progress. Liverpool are highly likely to play in the Champions League next season and the Reds could do worse than signing a new right-back who can be a strong competition for Clyne.
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