Liverpool are clearly short of options in right back. This fact has been backed by James Milner having to take up the role against Crystal Palace yesterday following Trent Alexander-Arnold’s absence.
Alexander-Arnold missed yesterdays match and according to Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, he was not feeling well.
“Trent woke up this morning, felt unwell, we just had to send him home,”
“It’s all fine, it’s not Covid. We tested everything, but he didn’t feel well anyway.”
Liverpool academy graduate Sergi Canos has caught the eyes of many in the Premier League recently.
Canos was a promising forward at Liverpool’s academy, and has now surprisingly developed into a sharp-witted right-back at newly promoted side Brentford. This shift could be advantageous to his former club if they will be looking to spend on a right back in January.
Canos has shown all the signs that he could be a razor-sharp option for the Reds, being a very versatile player. At only 24 years old, he seems one for the future. He fits The Reds transfer budget and could be an ideal January signing for Klopp considering his limited options in right back.
The Spaniard scored nine goals and made 10 assists in 55 appearances for Brentford last season, proving how good he is going forward.
Canos has stood out in his defensive duty this season, averaging a 52.7 per cent defensive duel success rate from 11.5 defensive duels per 90 and has made 5.28 interceptions per 90 via Wyscout.
Canos is familiar with Liverpool’s playing style having graduated from the academy and also making his first team debut under Klopp. He knows what the club stands for, and he would be able to provide ideal cover in multiple positions wherever options will be lacking for whatever reason.