Alberto Moreno may have various tools that make him a modern and forward-thinking left back, but there is a tendency to switch off that can leave his team in a perilous situation. He had quite a few poor moments in the 4-3 away victory over Arsenal, including giving away the penalty that called Simon Mignolet into action. Fans of Moreno will be pleased to know that Jürgen Klopp is backing the left back, according to Paul Joyce of the Daily Express.
What might not be welcome is the suggesting that Liverpool might not purchase a left back this summer. James Milner is now seen as option there, Nathaniel Clyne and Ragnar Klavan can also operate on the left side if required, and the faith Klopp has in Moreno is a significant consideration. Reports from Chris Bascombe and Joyce indicate that Milner is going to be given a chance to secure the position ahead of Moreno.
Liverpool did pursue Ben Chilwell but weren't prepared to meet Leicester City's £10 million asking price and will now look within the existing squad for a solution. This won't please many Liverpool fans who believe that the 24-year-old Spanish left back cannot be trusted to defend reliably over the course of the season. Fierce criticism rose once again, questioning the presence of Moreno with the possibility that opposition managers will target Liverpool's left side as an area of weakness than can be exploited.
Liverpool have started well, and whatever happens, players are being given a chance to prove their worth. In time, Klopp will discover whether Milner can adapt to the position or Moreno can step up. It's admirable that Jürgen Klopp's reaction to problems within the squad doesn't immediately result in dipping into the transfer market, but with the departures of Brad Smith and Jon Flanagan (Connor Randall isn't an option) this summer, Liverpool would be wise to purchase a left back before the end of the summer transfer window.
Maybe James Milner as Kevin Großkreutz is the tactical masterstroke that we are yet to fully comprehend.