Six-time European champions Liverpool have been seriously linked with a move for Toulouse defender Mathieu Goncalves ahead of the resumption of the transfer window next month as the Reds try to sign a long-term backup for Andy Robertson at left-back.
Liverpool are without a proper backup for Andy Robertson after the previous recipient Alberto Moreno left the club on a free transfer in the summer.
Spanish international Alberto Moreno was the first choice left-back at Liverpool before the signing of Andy Robertson from relegated Hull City in the summer of 2017 and he went on to displace the Spaniard before establishing himself as the undisputed first choice in that position at Liverpool.
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According to mediareferee.com, Liverpool will do well to sign Mathieu Goncalves who has shone for his club this season as the man to provide support for Andy Robertson at left-back.
An aging midfielder like James Milner is the closest player that Liverpool have to replace Andy Robertson in case of any injury or lengthy suspension.
James Milner featured prominently at left-back during the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup tournament in Qatar as Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp used that opportunity to give Andy Robertson a well deserved rest.
Retired England international James Milner played in the left-back position for the semifinal win over Monterrey FC of Mexico at the tournament.