Outstanding Celtic stars, national call-up – Jürgen Klopp could now do without left-back on loan from Liverpool

Jürgen Klopp is struggling with a bit of a left-back crisis at Liverpool. In the meantime, a player is on loan since he has just been recalled.

ürgen Klopp will have to do without Liverpool’s regular left-back for a while. 

It would be an exaggeration to say that the left-back’s current situation was completely unpredictable for Jürgen Klopp.

There have been calls for Liverpool to hit the market this summer to sign some sort of hybrid player who could replace Virgil van Dijk and Andy Robertson.

However, Klopp might have been right to settle for the reserve options available to him.

Above all, Liverpool were able to bring in Kostas Tsimikas and he repeatedly proved his credibility as Robertson’s reliable understudy.

Further down the pecking order was youngster Luke Chambers, fresh from an excellent loan spell in Scotland, who, on paper, has the perfect profile for the centre-back/left-back crossover role.

Fortunately, Tsimikas is still available and he will be in the spotlight during Robertson’s absence.

But while Chambers also suffers a setback, although it is not considered too serious (the coach confirmed in his press conference that he is back in training), Klopp looks decidedly weak in a key position as the matches get closer and closer.

As a result, he may be feeling a pang at the thought of having completed another Scottish loan deal this summer.

This time it was Owen Beck who followed in Chambers’ footsteps and ventured north of the border, joining Dundee on a temporary deal.

So far, it has been an extremely productive move for the 21-year-old. Dundee are struggling, third from bottom and suffering a 3-0 defeat to Celtic, but Beck’s value has never been higher.

In fact, he was called up to the senior Wales squad for the first time during the last international break.

Even though Beck ultimately didn’t take the field in either game, his recent performances make it clear that he is in danger. 

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