Report: Klopp decides not to pursue Moreno replacement after pulling plug on £10m Chilwell deal

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp

Liverpool reportedly won't be signing a new left back this summer.

Liverpool manager Juergen KloppLiverpool manager Juergen Klopp

According to The Telegraph, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has decided not to sign a left back before the transfer deadline, despite Alberto Moreno's struggles.

The Reds enjoyed a superb opening day win over Arsenal, as the likes of Philippe Coutinho and Sadio Mane ran riot in the final third against a depleted Gunners back line.

Liverpool's Alberto Moreno concedes a penalty against Arsenal's Theo WalcottLiverpool's Alberto Moreno concedes a penalty against Arsenal's Theo Walcott

However, Liverpool's own defence struggled at times, with much of the blame falling on left back Alberto Moreno after yet another disappointing performance.

The Spaniard, signed from Sevilla in 2014, has often been found wanting defensively, and whilst many expected his disastrous display against Sevilla in May's Europa League final to be one of his final appearances for the club, he started against Arsenal on Sunday – and not only gave away a penalty but was also regularly out of position.

Liverpool's manager Juergen Klopp celebrates after the matchLiverpool's manager Juergen Klopp celebrates after the match

Liverpool fans have been desperate to see manager Klopp bring in a new left back in Moreno's place, but The Telegraph report that the Reds boss won't be making a move for a left back.

It's claimed that Klopp pulled the plug on a move for Leicester City's teenage left back Ben Chilwell as he felt the £10m fee was excessive for such a young player, and he's yet to find another suitable left back to target.

Liverpool's James MilnerLiverpool's James Milner

The report adds that Klopp will instead wait for midfielder James Milner to return from injury and use him at left back, whilst returning defender Joe Gomez is also being counted on having played at left back last season.

 

The news may be something of a disappointment for Liverpool fans who have grown tired of Moreno's failings, but if Klopp hasn't found a suitable player to target, then he's better off saving his money and going with what he already has – even if neither Moreno or Milner are ideal options.

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