Out of favour Liverpool defender set for exit after failed contract extension talks

Liverpool defender Alberto Moreno is intent on leaving the side in the summer after contract talks failed, according to Estadio Deportivo (h/t Daily Star).

The Spaniard has failed to usurp Andy Robertson from the starting XI and has mostly played our cup games with one or two Premier League appearances.

The report adds that Liverpool planned to renew the left-back’s deal in the summer, however, Moreno seeks a return to his former club Sevilla.

The Spaniard signed for Liverpool from the La Liga sides, but they aren’t planning to re-sign him just yet.

The report adds that Moreno has other options with Italy being a possible destination while lucrative offers have come from Russia and Turkey too.

Liverpool have a decision to make about the defender as he can speak with foreign clubs in the winter window.

The Spaniard is free to move in the summer, but we should keep him till the end of the campaign due to a lack of senior left-backs.

Robertson needs to have some cover for the remainder of the campaign, even if we are only playing in the Premier League and Champions League.

Moreno might be a liability in defence with some of his decision making, but he always gives his 100% when on the pitch.

The Reds have some tough tests in the coming months and we should avoid selling any of our squad players till the end of the season.

December was an incredible month for Liverpool as they won every Premier League game.

The Reds even surged to the top of the table and still hold a lead over Manchester City, despite a 2-1 loss in our last league game.

Jurgen Klopp ensured Champions League progress into the knockout stages thanks to a 1-0 win over Napoli in our final group game in December.

The German picked up the Manager of the Month award while Virgil van Dijk was voted as the Player of the Month.

The Dutch defender was supreme during December as the Reds conceded just three goals in the entire month.

Van Dijk had a hand in some goals scored as well, especially in the Merseyside derby win, and the Dutchman scored his first league goal for us in the 2-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The former Southampton star has been excellent since signing for us and has only improved with more time at Anfield.

The Reds have been near perfect in the league campaign and a lot of credit goes to Van Dijk and the defence.

We have conceded just 10 goals from 21 games so far, and many Liverpool fans were quick to praise the defender for his efforts.

You will be player of the year…I have no doubt.

Liverpool have been handed a major boost ahead of their Champions League round of 16 clash against Bayern Munich.

Thomas Muller will be suspended for both the legs of the clash after UEFA banned him for two games following his red card against Ajax (h/t Sky Sports).

The German’s high boot in the last group game against the Dutch side earned him a straight red, but UEFA added another game ban for the tackle.

The Reds host Bayern on 19 February and we travel to Munich for the second leg on 13 March.

There is one problem for us as Virgil van Dijk is suspended for the first leg after his yellow card against Napoli.

Liverpool have more than a chance of getting a quality result at home, and we have to be at our best against the Bavarian giants.

The Bundesliga champions haven’t been great under Niko Kovac and trail Borussia Dortmund currently.

Liverpool have done well in the home ties in the Champions League this season with three wins from three, but our away form has been a worry.

This will certainly be one of the most watched ties amongst all the round of 16 games this season, and hopefully, we get one over our German rivals and progress into the quarter-finals.

West Ham are interested in a January move for Liverpool striker Divock Origi, according to the Daily Star (h/t Liverpool Echo).

The 23-year-old has played a few games for us this season and scored the winner in the Merseyside derby too.

The Belgian also started in the 2-1 loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers and scored for the Reds.

West Ham could do with some fresh attacking options given the injury history of Andy Carroll and Marko Arnautovic also returning from injury recently.

The Reds were busy in the transfer market as they sold Dominic Solanke to Bournemouth.

Nathaniel Clyne also joined the Cherries on loan until the end of the season.

That leaves us with little cover for Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah.

The pair have swapped the lead striker’s position this season with Jurgen Klopp using a 4-2-3-1 formation in several games.

Daniel Sturridge is the only other senior striker in the side, and it will be interesting to see if sell any other players in the winter window.

We could get a decent amount for the Belgian striker given his recent form, and Origi is still a young striker that needs regular playing time.

It will be tough for either Sturridge or Origi to regularly start in our current side, and hopefully, we don’t suffer later on in the season with the sale of some players.

December was an incredible month for Liverpool as they won every Premier League game.