Jurgen Klopp has found a James Milner-shaped solution to his full-back problem
It seems every Premier League club is splashing the cash this summer.
A new TV deal has bolstered the transfer funds of all the teams in the English top flight, and while many managers are lining up some big-money business, others are happy to be slightly more frugal with their spending.
Take Jurgen Klopp for example. He may have coughed up £34m to bring Sadio Mane in from Southampton, but his other four signings don't amount to even a third of Mane's fee.
Ask Liverpool's fans, and it would seem many of them believe there's still work to be done. As many football fans will tell you, a new striker would be useful but there's also a gaping, Jose Enrique (/ possibly Alberto Moreno)-shaped void waiting to be plugged at left back, too (yes, that is sarcasm).
Although the Liverpool boss was expected to be on the lookout for a new left-sided full-back, it's now being reported that he may ditch such plans. According to a report in the Liverpool Echo, Klopp is prepared to use James Milner as the club's 'emergency left-back' rather than bringing in defensive cover.
As the news filtered through to Liverpool's supporters, it's fair to say the reaction was a mixed one...
I actually think Milner would do a good job at LB. Not what he signed on for, but you now he'll do the job no questions asked.
— Total_Nik (@lfc_nik) July 28, 2016
Added benefit of playing Milner at LB: he'll be better than Moreno, usurp the role, and free up minutes in midfield for Ojo.
— 19ius Anglesmith (@BurtMacklinSOB) July 28, 2016
The transfer window. It really is silly season.
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