Report: Alberto Moreno to leave Liverpool in 2019; Klopp to promote Adam Lewis

Victor Moses of Chelsea is challenged by Alberto Moreno of Liverpool during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield on September 26, 2018 in Liverpool,...

Liverpool left back Alberto Moreno is set to move on in 2019.

Alvaro Morata of Chelsea is challenged by Alberto Moreno of Liverpool during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield on September 26, 2018 in Liverpool,...

According to Goal, Liverpool left back Alberto Moreno is set to leave the club on a free transfer in 2019 – and Jurgen Klopp will promote Adam Lewis to the first team as his replacement.

Moreno, 26, impressed with Sevilla in his native Spain, tempting Brendan Rodgers into signing him for Liverpool in the summer of 2014.

Expected to be the answer to Liverpool's left back woes, Moreno has struggled to put together a consistent run of form, and has no chance of usurping Andrew Robertson as first-choice under Klopp.

 

Moreno's contract expires at the end of the season, and whilst Liverpool have been in talks to keep Moreno as Robertson's backup, Goal report that no progress has been made and Moreno will move on in 2019.

It's believed that Liverpool are no longer in talks with Moreno and are ready to give up, with Moreno now either set to sign a pre-contract agreement with another club in January or move on for free next summer.

The report adds that Klopp already has his replacement lined up, as he wants to promote homegrown youngster Adam Lewis to his first team to develop behind Robertson.

Victor Moses of Chelsea is challenged by Alberto Moreno of Liverpool during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield on September 26, 2018 in Liverpool,...

Lewis, 18, has come up through the Liverpool ranks, and is understood to have impressed Klopp due to his 'quality and attitude', meaning Liverpool are currently not planning to buy a new left back.

Wanted by Rangers and Steven Gerrard this past summer, Lewis is now looking at a first-team role with Liverpool next season, with Klopp seemingly believing he can make a similar step-up to Trent Alexander-Arnold.

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Adam Lewis of Liverpool in action during the PL2 game at The Kirkby Academy on September 15, 2018 in Kirkby, England.

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