Liverpool supporters have been somewhat subdued in the Transfer Tavern in recent times after seeing their side only manage a 0-0 draw at home to struggling West Brom in the Premier League on Wednesday night, a result which instigated their fall to fifth place in the division.
Jurgen Klopp’s men went into their clash with the Baggies off the back of conceding a late leveller to only draw 1-1 at home to Everton in the Merseyside derby on Sunday, thus seriously frustrating our resident Liverpudlians following a run of three straight wins in all competitions. And they weren’t able to get back to winning ways on Wednesday night either, as Alan Pardew’s side produced an excellent defensive performance to deservedly take a point from the encounter, in turn becoming just the third side, after the Manchester duo, to prevent Liverpool scoring in a Premier League game this season.
Consequently, there have been many downbeat Reds fans in the Tavern in recent times, several of whom are eagerly anticipating the January transfer window, and thus who their team could look to sign in a bid for a more successful second half of the season.
And one man they have been linked with in recent times is Roma defender Emerson Palmieri, whom the Reds reportedly wanted to sign during the summer before injury to the 23-year-old thwarted their chances.
And although the former Brazil youth international has managed just 15 minutes of action this term due to injury, Klopp’s men are reportedly seeking to reignite their interest in the left-back in January, in a move which would plunge Andrew Robertson’s Liverpool future into huge doubt.
Ultimately, the Scotland international was brought in over the summer as a replacement for the struggling Alberto Moreno, who endured a torrid campaign last time out and was subsequently dropped in favour of midfielder James Milner.
Yet it hasn’t quite happened for Robertson, who has made just five Premier League starts so far what with Moreno’s form having somewhat improved in the early phase of the campaign.
But for Klopp to reportedly still retain an interest in Palmieri suggests that the German remains unsatisfied with his current left-back options, and with Moreno seemingly ahead of Robertson in the pecking order, that doesn’t spell good news for the 23-year-old Scotsmen.
And with Palmieri also 23 years of age, it wouldn’t be a short-term fix either, which itself plunges Robertson’s long-term future at the club into doubt as well, as he’d be battling with the Roma ace for a place in Klopp’s starting eleven.
Ultimately, the left-back department is an area of the pitch which hasn’t been particularly strong for Liverpool in recent years, but for Klopp to still seek a move for Palmieri, just months after landing Robertson, doesn’t say great things about the Scotsman.
As such, if Palmieri does indeed make the move to the Merseyside giants in January, the Liverpool star’s future would be plunged into even greater doubt.
Liverpool fans… what do you think? Let us know!
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