Liverpool are unlikely to target a left-back this summer, according to Paul Gorst of the Liverpool Echo. During a recent Q&A session with some of the club’s supporters. Gorst claimed that Jurgen Klopp is ‘happy’ with his current options, with James Milner and Joe Gomez both able deputise there competently.
He also mentioned 19-year-old Yasser Larouci, who the Anfield giants signed from French side Le Havre back in 2017 (as per liverpoolfc.com). In our view, if the club were to look at bringing in another full-back, it would have to be somebody willing to play second fiddle to Andrew Robertson, who has made the position his own by starting in 93% of the Reds’ Premier League fixtures this season.
Here is what some of the Liverpool fans have had to say in response to the update after it was relayed on Twitter by @AnfieldEdition.
— Dan??? (@Ifcdan) June 3, 2020
At some point Klopp was backing Karius.#remember
— Overseer?? (@iam_obz) June 4, 2020
I do think this is stupid. I get a RB because of Neco but we need a backup left back. Milner isn’t up for the task he’s proven that and Larouci is no way near good enough. If Robbo is out for a season that’s the league gone straight away….
— George Goldie (@GeorgeGoldie2) June 4, 2020
Don’t agree with this one.. think a back up left back should be a top priority
— tomas mckiernan (@MckiernanTomas) June 4, 2020
Would you like to see Liverpool sign another left-back this summer?
Whilst some fans clearly disagree with Jurgen Klopp’s reported stance on the left-back position, others shared their excitement regarding the potential of Larouci and what he may be able to offer the side if given the opportunity.
If Larouci improve defensively he will be a choice for sure, the Kid fly going foward
— Kopite BR (@Kopite_BR) June 3, 2020
Larouci is a baller, hopefully gets a bit of game time towards the end of the season.
— Joe Rutherford (@JoeRuth58118702) June 3, 2020
It’s not known whether Liverpool will spend big this summer as it is unclear what kind of impact the global pandemic will have on the upcoming transfer window. However, you could argue given how successful this current side has been this season, there is no desperate need for the club to invest a significant amount in the squad.