Speaking on the Red Agenda podcast, James Pearce has shared an update on Liverpool’s transfer plans after he was asked if the Reds will be signing a right-back this summer.
The Anfield outfit only really have one senior right-back in the shape of Trent Alexander-Arnold, so it would make sense if they wanted to bolster that area this summer.
However, Pearce says that the right-back spot isn’t a priority this summer, claiming that there are three other areas they’re looking at.
What’s been said?
“Well, it’s certainly not a priority. You look at the priorities this summer and the biggest one is bringing in a centre-half, the second one is a replacement for Wijnaldum and the third one would be a third attacking option because the time has come to draw a line under Divock Origi’s Liverpool career and upgrade in that department,” Pearce said.
Pearce then went on to speak about Neco Williams’ development at right-back, before returning to the original question.
“No I wouldn’t say that it is. The only way they would need a right-back deputy is if Neco would move on, and at the moment, there’s nothing to suggest that would happen,” Pearce concluded
Liverpool don’t really need a new right-back this summer.
Trent Alexander-Arnold isn’t injury prone at all. Neco Williams can do a handy job in that spot, and if the worst comes to the worst, Joe Gomez is competent there.
The Reds have more pressing issues to attend to and after a year where every football club has been hit financially by the pandemic, Liverpool mustn’t waste money strengthening positions that don’t need attention.