Liverpool haven’t not gotten a replacement to take on the left back role in the squad, so James Milner is set to continue in the role as Liverpool continue their quest for Premier League title under Jurgen Klopp.
The defence has hampered the Reds for many years, and the experiment continues.
Alberto Moreno was very poor in the first half of the first game against Arsenal, drawing criticisms from all corners. The game angered many, as they remembered his inept showing when Liverpool lost out on a major silverware against Sevilla in the Europa League.
Klopp had to place James Milner in the role as the criticism went off the room. He defended his decision to use him, yet removed him to place Milner. Milner couldn’t do much to stop the attacks as the Reds painfully lost their second game to Burnley, the new Premier League entrant. The myriad of players that have played the role since John Arne Riise have not been able to fit into his shoes. Julian Dicks, Gregory Vignal, Christian Ziege, Andrea Dossena, Jose Enrique, Aly Cissokho and co, have tried at various point but none could fit Riise’s shoes or Fabio Aurelio’s.
Leicester City are great on the counter, and are going to be a tough nut to crack for the Reds. After the impressive showing against Tottenham Hotspur in the third game of the season, it seemed like a good comeback from the loss to Burnley, but it still ended in a draw. Liverpool would not be able to lose more points this early in the season if they are to make a real chase at the title, especially as top teams are making a statement already on the standings. The game against Leicester City after the international break promises to be exciting, but Milner is likely to start in the left back position yet again.