Alex Moreno

Why Liverpool should go all out for Alex Moreno this summer?

Alex Moreno has been turning heads around Spain and has been one of Rayo Vallecano’s best players this season. He has made 25 appearances in the La Liga so far this campaign, managing two assists.

Keeping the Spaniard’s performances in mind, Liverpool should make a move for the left-back this summer.

Liverpool are gunning for the Premier League title this season as they find themselves just a point behind league leaders, Manchester City. The Reds are one of the most thrilling and exciting teams in the Premier League but they have been excellent defensively this campaign as well.

Virgil van Dijk has been a leader at the back, transforming the club’s defence since moving from Southampton last January. The Dutchman and Joe Gomez formed a brilliant partnership at the back but after the latter got injured, Joel Matip has stepped up. Full-backs Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson have been fantastic as well, contributing a lot to Liverpool’s attacks.

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But Robertson, who is presently one of the best full-backs in the Premier League, needs cover and competition from next season. The Scotsman’s deputy, Alberto Moreno’s Liverpool career has been a disappointing one and the Spaniard could leave Anfield this summer upon the expiry of his contract.

Moreno’s likely departure from the club should prompt Jurgen Klopp hunt for potential replacements from now on. When the summer transfer window opens, Jurgen Klopp could do a smart job by luring Alex Moreno away from Spanish club Rayo Vallecano.

Alex Moreno is an aggressive, attacking left-back who is blessed with a fantastic technique, stamina and pace. Equally efficient as a left-back, left wing-back or on the left wing, the 25-year-old excels in making attacking contributions, and with his creativity and vision, he effectively serves as an extra offensive outlet.

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The former Barcelona prodigy possesses electric pace and agility and despite his 5ft 10in frame, he is good in physical duels. Moreno’s awareness of space makes him incredibly dangerous and his dribbling skills allow him to exploit slightest of spaces behind his marker. He is also a good tackler but doesn’t fly into challenges unnecessarily. The Spanish full-back has dished out consistent displays in Rayo colours this season and his defensive work-rate will be highly appreciated by Klopp.

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Liverpool’s need for a left-back is evident and a move for Moreno makes a lot of sense. But the 25-year-old is far from the finished article and though he would improve under the watchful eyes of Klopp, the Spanish left-back could take some time to adjust to the Premier League if a move does take place.

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