Klopp considers Foxes left-back as Moreno alternative
Liverpool are considering a late move for Leicester City left-back Christian Fuchs, with Jurgen Klopp having grown frustrated with Alberto Moreno’s performances.
The Spaniard was dropped for Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Tottenham, instead, playing James Milner out of position, in the left-back role. But while the former England international performed admirably, given the circumstances, Klopp has identified a fresh option.
Fuchs, who helped Leicester to their first Premier League title last season, making 32 league appearances, has been outlined as a potential target for the Reds. However, the Merseyside outfit will have to act quick, with the transfer window closing on Wednesday.
The Austrian had been discussing a new contract with the Foxes, after Wes Morgan, Jamie Vardy, Danny Drinkwater, Kasper Schmeichel and Riyad Mahrez had all agreed new deals, however, talks have seemingly stalled, meaning Liverpool could reignite their interest.
With the 30-year-old’s deal running out at the end of next season, there is a possibility the club could be willing to do a deal, if they believe a new contract looks unlikely to be struck.
Moreno has been shaky at the back, coming under fire from Reds fans, and started the season off by exemplifying his defensive frailties, conceding a penalty to Arsenal’s Theo Walcott, before being caught out of possession moments later, when Walcott made amends his missed penalty by giving the Gunners the lead.
And the Spaniard’s poor defensive display against Sevilla in May’s Europe League final also outlined why Klopp needs to make a change.