Spanish international Alberto Moreno has opened the door on a return to La Liga, after he outlined in a recent interview that he was considering an exit from Liverpool.
Moreno has firmly become second choice left back with the current Premier League leaders, following the outstanding form of Scotland captain Andrew Robertson in the past two seasons.
Injuries, Robertson’s form and a decline in performances when called upon, indicate that Moreno’s days at Anfield are numbered, a view he added weight to at the end of 2018.
The former Sevilla defender admitted his frustration with the situation at liverpool, stating that he was unhappy with the treatment he has been subject to from Jurgen Klopp in recent weeks.
Moreno is back in training following a back injury, and he commented that due to his commitment during his rehabilitation, he should have been given a chance at first team action over the festive period.
Moreno has only started one Premier League game so far in 2018-19, and that shows little sign of changing.
His irritation with the club, and Klopp’s handling of him, is clear to see, adding that he had ‘hurt’ himself for the good of the team, to get himself fit, as Liverpool look to compete on three fronts this season.
He added that the cold weather in the UK was an issue for him, a factor that would be alleviated by a return to Spain – of which he says he is open to, but is not yet aware of concrete interest.
Klopp has moved to play down the comments, praising Moreno for his hard work and character in training sessions, and stating that regardless of his reported unhappiness, Moreno had remained an exemplary professional.
Klopp would prefer to keep Moreno as a squad option, with his other options at left back limited.
Despite struggling to nail down a first team place under the former Borussia Dortmund manager, Moreno could be a realistic option for La Liga sides looking to boost their options in the January transfer window.
With the writing clearly on the wall for Moreno at Anfield, a cut price deal could be agreed between the two sides before the end of the week.
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