By Dominic Toner
Jamie Carragher believes that Alberto Moreno will leave Liverpool in the near future.
The Spanish defender has fallen behind converted left-back James Milner in the pecking order after a disappointing start to the season.
Jurgen Klopp has used versatile midfielder Milner as his full-back and the Englishman has looked assured in an unfamiliar position.
Moreno, 24, has made just three appearances this season and completed only 90 minutes on one occasion.
Former Liverpool defender and now pundit Carragher believes that Moreno will leave in the next transfer window and has no chance of reviving his career at Anfield.
“He obviously rates him [James Milner] higher than Moreno,” Carragher told talkSPORT. “If you’re a left-back and the manager is playing a right midfielder ahead of you it probably tells you time is up at the club, so I would imagine in January or the end of the season a left-back will come in.
“Milner would become back up and it wouldn’t be too bad then. I must say he’s done very well but at this stage of his career it is not easy, but I don’t think it could last for a full season and I am sure Klopp and his team are scouting for a left-back. Because you can see he has no time for Moreno.”
The Spaniard has been targeted on several occasions by the club’s supporters for unconvincing performances during his stay.
Whilst the left-back possesses some good attacking traits, it is defensively where has been caught out on numerous occasions and been responsible for needless goals being conceded.
Jurgen Klopp was linked with several left-backs during the transfer window including Ben Chilwell and Jonas Hector, but failed to land any of his targets in the summer.
Moreno has made 94 appearances in all competitions for Liverpool since he joined in 2014 from Spanish side Sevilla.
With Moreno the only recognised left-back in the senior squad, Klopp will surely be looking to bolster his options in January.