James Milner at left-back has been one of big talking points among Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern, with the Englishman’s adaptation to play yet another role leading to one Liverpudlian quipping: “give him two games in goal and he’ll be better than Simon Mignolet”.
Alas, it seems that Jurgen Klopp is planning to shift the converted midfielder out of his backline next term with Schalke’s Sead Kolasinac, according to Bild, a target, and now Cadena SER have weighed in, revealing that Theo Hernandez of Atletico Madrid is also wanted.
The 19-year-old Frenchman is currently on loan at Alaves, where he has impressed with his direct running and energy.
102 – Theo Hernández has attempted 102 dribbles in La Liga 2016/17, at least 42 more than any other Alaves player. Ray. pic.twitter.com/76POqcsGT0
— OptaJose (@OptaJose) March 21, 2017
His spell with the Babazorros ends in a few months’ time, but his return to Atleti may be short-lived with a host of big clubs supposedly looking at him, including Real Madrid.
Liverpool are mentioned by Cadena SER as suitors for the youngster, who has a release clause of €24m (£20.8m) in his contract that would remove the Rojiblancos’ potential desire to keep him from the equation should the Reds trigger it.
Liverpool must replace James Milner at left-back this summer – agree?