Klopp is pushing to sign a left-back that can provide competition for current first choice Alberto Moreno, but his efforts have so far proved futile.
Jetro Willems, Jordan Amavi, Jordy Gaspar and Juanma have all been mooted as possible alternatives, with Klopp’s need for cover magnified following the departure of Brad Smith.
Now, according to the Liverpool Echo, the German is planning to utilise Milner as a makeshift full-back.
James Pearce writes that “there are no guarantees that [Klopp] will dip into the transfer market,” as he looks for “a long-term option rather than a quick fix.”
Milner is capable of filling in at both left- and right-back, though speaking in March he said that “it’s not a position I want to play.”
However, the 30-year-old admitted: “But the team comes first before any individuals and we got the result we needed which is all that matters.”
Milner could struggle for regular game time in his preferred roles in the centre of midfield and on the wing, but remains a valuable asset to Klopp.
His strong work rate and defensive diligence make him a solid candidate for the role of backup full-back, while his delivery from out wide could suit Liverpool if he is allowed to push forward.