By Will Butcher
Former Liverpool star John Arne-Riise has called on manager Jurgen Klopp to sign a new left-back.
Questions have been raised over the performances of the Spanish international, but with little competition, Moreno made 50 appearances for Klopp in all competitions.
The recently retired Norwegian, who spent seven years as Liverpool’s first-choice left-back, believes there are big question marks over Moreno’s positioning and that competition is needed to bring the best out of the Spaniard.
“He’s offensive, he’s strong, he’s quick,” Riise said to Sky Sports, as quoted by their website. “But you can’t get caught out of position that many times.
“I can see Liverpool looking for a left-back and maybe a few others as well. I’m big fan of his but last year he was caught too many times out of position and I think he needs more competition for his place.”
This comes after Klopp decided to play versatile vice-captain James Milner in the left-back role for some of pre-season after selling Australian international Brad Smith to Premier League rivals Bournemouth.
Moreno, who signed for the Reds two years ago from Sevilla for around £12million, has made 91 appearances for the Merseyside club.
Liverpool have trailed a number of left-back targets this summer, including Ben Chilwell, Jetro Willems and Jonas Hector.
But principal target Chilwell put pen to paper last month on a long-term Leicester contract to end Klopp’s pursuit.
In other Liverpool transfer news, Klopp has revived a bid for this Euro 2016 star.