With Liverpool’s woes at left-back well documented, it is being reported that the Reds are eyeing a move for Arsenal’s Kieran Gibbs this summer to rectify the issue ahead of a campaign which sees Jurgen Klopp’s side fighting on four fronts.
With Gibbs tipped to leave the Emirates this summer, the 27-year-old could offer an experienced and specialist presence at left-back which the Reds are crying out for after utilising midfielder James Milner in the role last season, and Alberto Moreno seemingly not cutting the grade at Anfield.
Italian publication Calciomercato, are citing the British press for the reports linking Liverpool with Gibbs – whose contract at Arsenal is set to expire in 2018.
The 27-year-old joined the Gunners as a 14-year-old, with the full-back making 137 Premier League appearances for the club since making his debut in the 2008/09 season. However, he has since seen his role at Arsenal diminish after falling being Nacho Monreal in the pecking order.
l wouldn't mind Liverpool signing Kieran Gibbs, solid enough defensively and good going forward. Had a couple of seasons off too
— John Taylor (@knowyorrights) June 30, 2017
With only 22 appearances in all competitions last season, Gibbs is likely to be seeking a club which will see him play more consistently in what should be the prime years of his career.
With the Reds linked to alternative left-back prospects like Andy Robertson, Gibbs could prove to be a piece of smart business if he was to return to the form which saw him become a regular under Arsene Wenger.
However, Liverpool could make a move for the 27-year-old and another left-back such is the lack of depth in that position, but Arsenal may be unwilling to sell Gibbs to a direct rival.