Liverpool targeting move for new right-back this summer

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Liverpool are interested in signing a new right-back when the summer transfer window rolls around, according to a new update regarding their upcoming business.

The Reds will have a new manager in place once this season comes to an end, with the German’s legendary reign at Anfield finishing, much to the shock of so many supporters.

Whoever that is will want to sign his own players – Xabi Alonso looks to be the front-runner for the job, as things stand – in order for them to come in and suit his style of play from the off.

According to Football Insider, Liverpool are keen on bringing in a new right-back when the summer window arrives, in order to provide competition for Trent Alexander-Arnold and Conor Bradley:

“Liverpool could move for a new right-back in the summer window, sources have told Football Insider.

“Football Insider revealed on Tuesday (27 February) that the Reds have made defensive reinforcements their “top priority” after the departure of Jurgen Klopp at the end of the season.

“A well-placed source has told Football Insider that a right-back could also be on the agenda in the summer transfer window. It is believed a deal could hinge on Liverpool’s next manager and his appetite to further develop Alexander-Arnold in the hybrid midfield role that he has made his own over the last 12 months.”

Our thoughts on Liverpool signing a right-back this summer…

Signing a right-back makes complete sense at the end of the season for Liverpool, but only if Alexander-Arnold is being used as a midfielder moving forward, as the report alludes to.

If not, the Reds already have two fantastic options in that area of the pitch, following such a meteoric rise from Bradley this season, with the Northern Irishman now looking like a genuinely strong squad option.

It remains to be seen what Liverpool’s new manager does with Alexander-Arnold, but it does feel as though he may have outgrown right-back at this point, even though he is used in more of a hybrid role these days.

The 25-year-old would likely love to be an out-and-out midfielder in the mould of his hero Steven Gerrard, and an extra right-back would make that possible.

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