Trent Alexander-Arnold’s latest injury has highlighted yet again that Liverpool’s depth at the right-back position is weak, to say the least.
21-year-old Nottingham Forest right-back Djed Spence could be the perfect backup for Alexander-Arnold heading into next season, providing the young starlet with competition and some much-needed rest from the hectic Premier League schedule.
Offensively driven, the youngster would certainly fit the bill for the type of player Jurgen Klopp would have to be part of his team, and his age suits the transfer model Liverpool owners FSG are renowned for.
Spence has two goals and four assists to his name so far this campaign, and despite being an attacking-minded defender, he’s also shown himself to be defensively solid during the brutal Championship league which has seen so much talent emerge from its ranks over the years.
Additionally, Spence can offer Liverpool something different from their current cover for Alexander-Arnold, with the likes of Joe Gomez and James Milner usually being used out of their usual positions as cover for Liverpool’s homegrown talent.
Liverpool would face stiff competition, however, for the youngster’s signature if they decided to pursue a deal. Bayern Munich are amongst a host of clubs looking to snatch the right-back from England and provide him with a starting place in one of Europe’s most exciting leagues.
Liverpool’s other right-back option Nico Williams also looks set to leave the club this summer, adding more fuel to the fire that Jurgen Klopp should invest in the 21-year-old starlet.
It remains to be seen whether or not Liverpool would make a move for Spence, however, the right-back could prove to be a shrewd purchase if he got the chance to mix it in one of world football’s best teams.