Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson has declared that the club needs to buy a new left-back.
With defender Emiliano Insua’s transfer to Fiorentina nearing completion Hodgson is keen to find a replacement as soon as possible.
The Argentinian’s departure, combined with the release of Fabio Aurelio at the end of the season, means the club do not have a recognised left-back.
“We are short and that is going to be one of the priorities,” said Hodgson. “We need to find a replacement for Emiliano and Fabio. That is one job we will have to do.
“As far as we understand, the deal (for Insua) has been completed between the clubs and his agent is sorting out personal terms.
“Maybe it was the right time for him to move on.”