Bad news for Liverpool over defender, £20m star wants transfer

Liverpool face a tough challenge of keeping Spanish defender Alberto Moreno this month.

Reds are hanging on the ropes in their defensive line after suffering injury blows this latter half of the season.

Moreno has refused to pen down a new deal with the Premier League leaders and is keen on returning to his native Spain.

He would have been a perfect replacement for Andrew Robertson. However, after seeing games hard to come by, Moreno is ready to force his way out with offers already pouring in from the La Liga.

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Europa League champions and his former club Sevilla and French club Marseille have both been credited with interests in the disgruntled defender.

Moreno joined Liverpool from Sevilla in 2014 for a reported fee of 18 million euros. However, the Spaniard lost his spot when Andrew Robertson arrived Anfield, coupled with niggling injuries.

Moreno lamented about the way he had been treated by boss Jurgen Klopp and pegged that as a reason for pursing a switch back to Spain.

The left-back is contracted until 2019 at Anfield, and has around 20 million euros pinned as clause fee on his contract.

Moreno has played just one match in all competitions for Liverpool this campaign.