While Liverpool sealed a 4-3 win at the Emirates Stadium, Moreno’s performance came under widespread criticism.
Instead, as the Liverpool Echo‘s James Pearce claims, the German will put his faith in Milner as his first choice, starting with Saturday’s trip to the Turf Moor Stadium.
Milner has recovered from injury and is in contention to start in Klopp’s back four, in an unorthodox role for the natural midfielder.
The former Manchester City man has spoken at length about his preference to continue in midfield, but told Pearce this summer that “the team comes first, always has, always will.”
The centre-back pair are both recovering from heel problems, though Joel Matip is available and could come in to replace Lovren.
Liverpool’s clash with the newly promoted Clarets comes after a promising win in north London, and with a week’s preparation at Melwood, Klopp will be hoping his work on the training ground will benefit his side.
Without European football this season, Klopp requires fewer options within his squad—likely one of the reasons why he is reluctant to add another left-back to his selection this summer.
The former Borussia Dortmund manager clearly believes that Moreno can improve, but experimenting with Milner in this role is far from reassuring for the Spaniard.