Scottish defender Andy Robertson has been out for several more months after injuring his shoulder in a national team match. Greek international Kostas Tsimikas, who had two assists against Brentford, had not played well enough in the previous few games and was often substituted.
He was also noticeably lacking as a reserve left back, with Joe Gomez being used as a left back. There are young players such as Calum Scanlon and Luke Chambers, but their lack of experience is undeniable, and it is difficult to use them outside of cup competitions.
According to Le 10 Sport, Liverpool has shown strong interest in 22-year-old defender Rayan Aït-Nouri, who plays for Wolverhampton Wanderers, and may compete with several clubs in the transfer market this winter.
The French-born Algerian defender has made 77 Premier League appearances. He has started every game for Gary O’Neill’s side, 11 of them in the starting lineup. He is able to contribute to the attack with his skillful technique and is sometimes found in front of goal.
He is not without defensive problems, but he has excellent attacking sense and is comfortable with Klopp’s style of soccer, in which the side backs are actively involved in the attack. He has plenty of experience in England and is likely to fit in immediately with the team.
Tsimikas’ condition is gradually improving, and promising young defenders are also waiting in the wings. In addition, there are other priority positions, such as center back and right back, that are unlikely to take action against the player at this time.
He is 22 years old and has been in the Premier League for a long time, so he remains an attractive talent. Will Liverpool ever focus on a left back instead of a left-handed center back?