Things are reportedly moving forward with Liverpool’s bid to sign a left-back this summer, despite the original plan to sign Fulham star, Ryan Sessegnon, falling through. The Liverpool Echo reports that Hull’s Andy Robertson is still on the club’s radar but any move on the Reds’ part will depend on what Alberto Moreno decides to do and when he makes his final decision.
Moreno has had a shaky time at Anfield (to say the least) and is expected to leave over the summer given his less-than-stellar prospects at the club. He is reportedly likely to reach a decision on his future in the next few weeks, once he returns for pre-season training. When Moreno’s decision is finalized, assuming he does opt to leave, Liverpool will reportedly move swiftly to replace him.
The Reds have had their eye on Robertson over the past few seasons and, with Hull’s relegation to the Championship, Robertson’s move to a Premier League side seems inevitable. The 23-year old has made 115 appearances for Hull since 2014, and was one of last season’s stand-out performers for the team. Liverpool would be an excellent choice for the Scottish international, with Klopp seemingly keen to work with the player as he continues to develop. However, while Robertson is a good young prospect, he may not be the defensive panacea Liverpool need right now.
Of course, nothing is even remotely finalized. Moreno hasn’t made a decision, and according to the Echo, Robertson is one of several players being considered by the Reds (although apparently neither Napoli’s Faouzi Ghoulam nor Celtic’s Kieran Tierney have made the shortlist). Here’s hoping that the club focus on finding the best option for left-back rather than the most economical one.