Date:17th July 2011 at 5:13pm
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Liverpool have been heavily linked with signing a new left-back this summer as we are short of quality options in that position. Aly Cissokho from Lyon is rumoured to be the leading candidate to join Liverpool this summer and fill in at left-back after we missed out on signing Gael Clichy from Arsenal.

But one forgotten left-back has returned to Liverpool this summer after being sent out on loan last season; Emiliano Insua. Insua was initiated into the Liverpool first team by Rafa Benitez and the young Argentine showed signs of promise but was very inconsistent. Some say that he was drafted into the first team too early for his age, a mistake we should not do with Robinson. Insua is good going forward but his defence was suspect largely due to him being short. Many fans thought Insua would be sold on, he may still be, but for now he is back at Liverpool and he put in a solid display in the pre-season match against the Malaysia XI on Saturday.

Liverpool also have Fabio Aurelio to slot in at left-back for the coming season but we all know that he can get injured any time. Young Jack Robinson is also an option but I think Kenny will not throw him into the deep end to be a first choice left-back. Now with Insua back, should Dalglish hang onto Insua and give him a crack as the first choice left-back if we do not sign a new left-back?

Courtesy of ElPistoleroJFT96, here are highlights of Insua against the Malaysia XI.