Liverpool make left back decision

Liverpool make left back decision

Liverpool have recalled young left back Owen Beck from Dundee, in a move that suggests the Reds will not use the January transfer window to purchase a new left back, to ease our injury crisis.

Liverpool have suffered a number of injuries of late, with both first and second choice left backs, Andy Robertson and Kostas Tsimikas, facing spells on the sidelines.

Robertson has been missing for several months, since dislocating his shoulder, whilst playing for Scotland, while Tsimikas broke his collarbone in the game against Arsenal two weeks ago.  That has seen Jurgen Klopp use Joe Gomez as left back - a role the player is not unfamiliar with.  The problem with Gomez playing at left back, is that it leaves us short of cover in other areas of the defence.

Joel Matip is out for the season with an ACL injury, meaning we have only Van Dijk, Konate and Quansah available at centre back.  Alexander-Arnold is the undisputed first choice right back, but there is little in the way of cover should he get injured.  Gomez would be the natural choice, but as he is already filling in at left back, he cannot play in two places at once....

That has led many to speculate that Klopp and his scouts would use the January transfer window to add a new left back to the squad, even if it is only on a short term loan.  However, developments over the last 48 hours suggest that Klopp may have other ideas.

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Owen Beck recalled early....

It's no secret, that many of the loans that Liverpool arranged in the summer, have failed spectacularly.  Fabio Carvalho has seen his loan at RB Liepzig cancelled after just 1 start, while Rhys Williams has today been recalled from Aberdeen, after failing to make a single appearance.

So it was somewhat of a surprise, when Liverpool confirmed that youngster Owen Beck, had been recalled from his loan at Dundee.  Unlike Carvalho and Williams, Beck has seen plenty of first team action, making 20 appearances in all competitions, and earning positive reviews for his performances.

The only logical conclusion to the decision, is that Klopp intends to use Beck to bolster his left back options.  Liverpool already has another young left back in the first team squad, in Luke Chambers.  Chambers has seen plenty of minutes this season in the Carabao Cup and Europa League, but Klopp has been reluctant to use him in more important games.   After hearing of Beck's success in Scotland, it looks like Klopp has decided that Beck's extra age and experience would be preferential, should he need to rest or rotate Gomez away from left back.

Only time will tell if Beck gets a chance in the Liverpool first team, but it is a clear sign of the faith Klopp and his coaches have in him, to have recalled him from a successful loan spell.

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