Five left backs who could replace Alberto Moreno

Five left backs who could replace Alberto Moreno

The confirmation that Alberto Moreno will be leaving Liverpool after a five-year stint at the club finally came this week.

The Spaniard has found it impossible to prize minutes away from Andy Robertson who is arguably the world best left back at this moment in time.

This announcement means the club has no obvious back-up for Robertson and they must look to rectify this during the summer transfer window.

With game time severely reduced, it may be hard to get top quality cover for our flying Scotsman.

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So exactly who can we expect to fill the void left by Alberto Moreno?

Ryan Sessegnon

The left-sided Fulham player has made his intention clear after the club become relegated from the Premier League. By rejecting the offer of a new contract, as he pushes for a move to back to the English top flight.

The 19-year-old showed glimpses of his potential during a maiden season in the Premier League but was limited to 26 starts during a turmoil-filled season at Craven Cottage that saw him play under three different managers.

Sessegnon’s ability to play anywhere on the left side will allow him to get game time at Liverpool in various positions rather than become stifled on the bench as Andy Robertson continues his world-class performances.

Liverpool will face competition for his signature. Both Tottenham and Manchester United have been linked with the teenager who could demand a hefty fee that may scare some potential suitors off.

Filipe Luis

The 33-year-old Brazilian left back’s future is up in the air right now. Having failed to negotiate a new deal with his club Atletico Madrid, he may well be available on a free transfer at the end of this month.

Despite not meshing with the Liverpool transfer policy which tends to target youth, Luis would provide world class back up at left back. With no transfer fee involved, he may be too good to pass up for the Liverpool board.

A disastrous year at Chelsea may mean Luis is uninterested in a Premier League switch. With other options such as Barcelona and PSG on the table it may be hard to convince Luis that Liverpool is a viable option.

Jamal Lewis

The Norwich left-back has burst onto the scene under Daniel Franke as The Canaries topped the Championship and earned themselves and unexpected Premier League promotion.

At just 21-years-old Jamal Lewis looks to be the real deal. With 44 appearances in all competitions this season, he earned himself various accolades including a place in the Championship team of the year.

Norwich have taken the smart move of tying down the young star, as they look to cement their place as a top-flight club.

He may be hard to prize away from Norwich but with his price only likely to increase with the added exposure of Premier League football, now is the time to make a move for Lewis.

Nicolas Tagliafico

Nicolas Tagliafico has only been playing football in Europe for 18 months but has already established himself as a top level full back capable in both offence and defence.

The 26-year-old Argentine made the switch to Ajax in January 2018. Since then he has been ever-present for the Dutch outfit as they won the domestic double and had a wonderful Champions League run during the 2018/19 season.

A player most likely in or about to hit his peak footballing years, it may be a difficult task to convince Tagliafico to play the role of understudy to Andy Robertson.

With reported competition from the likes of Arsenal, Barcelona and Real Madrid Tagliafico is certainly not short of options that may see him earn more playing time.

Adam Lewis

Liverpool may not have to go out and splash the cash to fill the void left by Alberto Moreno.

Currently plying his trade with the Liverpool U23 team Adam Lewis is a stand out performer at just 19 years old.

Once the captain of the U18 team under the tutelage of Steven Gerrard, Lewis has pushed on greatly earning himself a call up to the England U20 squad.

Having recently signed a long-term deal with the club, he will be confident of earning a promotion from the academy into the main squad.

He only needs to glance over to Trent Alexander Arnold for inspiration, as the young right-back has been able to oust a once key figure in Nathaniel Clyne and make the position his own, picking up silverware in the process.

With Jürgen Klopp more than willing to put his faith in the right youth players, only time will tell if Adam Lewis is one of the trusted few.