Why Liverpool's Move For Sevilla's Moreno Could Be Back On
A move that appeared to be dead is now reportedly back on, with the Metro stating that talks have re-opened between the two clubs regarding the sale of Alberto Moreno.
It appears that having missed out on Plan B left back, Ben Davies, Liverpool have tried to revive Plan A, as opposed to opting for a 3rd choice left back target. Davies looks set for a move Tottenham, and with Liverpool in desperate need of a quality left back, they've resorted to re-opening negotiations for Moreno after they had previously refused to stump up to the £18 million pound asking price. Liverpool have allegedly had two separate bids of £16 million pounds rejected by Sevilla, and with such little difference between the two clubs valuation of the player, a conclusion to the deal may be close.
Liverpool's summer splurge has been largely funded by the completion of Luis Suarez's £75 million pound sale to Barcelona. Having already completed the signings of Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and Lazar Markovic, Brendan Rodgers is now looking to prioritise defensive signings, with Moreno seemingly at the top of his list.
Moreno would probably slot straight into the Liverpool back four, displacing Luis Enrique as first choice left back. Enrique was injured for large parts of last season, so youth product John Flanagan often deputised. Flanagan performed admirably, but nobody can deny Moreno would be a huge upgrade, and would add solidity to the Liverpool defence.