Klopp refuses to reveal his left-back transfer plans

Jurgen Klopp has refused to reveal whether Liverpool will sign a left-back this summer, despite Alberto Moreno’s departure from the club.

Spanish international Moreno has joined Villareal on a free transfer after five years at Anfield, with Liverpool reported to be interested in seeking a replacement to provide competition for first-choice Andy Robertson.

Klopp has handed opportunities to youngsters Yasser Larouci and Adam Lewis during the Red’s opening pre-season games against Tranmere and Bradford, whilst James Milner’s versatility means Klopp is no certainty to enter the transfer market for a replacement for Moreno.

Asked his intentions regarding the recruitment of a left-back, Klopp was evasive in his answer.

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“We will see. It’s not a yes, not a no,” Klopp told reporters following Liverpool’s 3-1 pre-season victory over Bradford on Sunday.

“I have said already we have to think about everything and at the end maybe we do nothing.

“I can imagine we have a look at all the things around us. Of course, we lost a left-back (in Moreno) but today we saw two pretty young ones, and James (Milner) played it. We will see.”

The Reds have been linked with Real Betis full-back Junior Firpo, although at £45 million, he would be an expensive addition to simply be a backup to Scotland international Robertson.

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