Moreno Close to Lazio Move

Alberto Moreno will be leaving Liverpool this summer as his contract runs out, and in truth, there wouldn’t be much sense for either him or the club to extend it. Simon Hughes of The Independent reports that Lazio are close to reaching a pre-contract agreement with him.

The Spaniard has had a few good spells form-wise (yes, he has), but overall, he has failed to convince anyone of the supposed quality which prompted Brendan Rodgers to sign him from Sevilla in 2014. He was given numerous chances and lost his place on the left defensive flank first to a teenage centre-back, then to a 30-year-old midfielder, and in the end, to a proper left-back in Andy Robertson.

As Hughes rightly points out, Lazio have had success with signing Liverpool players so far – Lucas Leiva and Luis Alberto have both done well in Rome, and would surely help Moreno with every aspect of the transition.

2018 Serie A Football Lazio v Frosinone Sep 2nd : News Photo
2nd September 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A football, Lazio versus Frosinone; Luis Alberto of Lazio celebrates with teammate Lucas Leiva after scoring a goal in the 49th minute (photo by Giampiero Sposito/Action plus via Getty Images)

However, it seems the deal isn’t quite done yet. Real Betis have also shown interest in Moreno, but given his exploits with their city rivals Sevilla, the reliable journalist believes that path is unlikely to be trodden; though not impossible.

Despite the lack of quality, mostly exhibited by a lack of positional awareness and an occasional inexplicable mistake in basic defending, the 26-year-old has never given anything less than 100% for the team, and has therefore deserved some respect.

Good luck, and YNWA, Alberto.

Liverpool v FC Porto - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg : News Photo
Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool with Alberto Moreno at the end of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Liverpool and FC Porto at Anfield on March 6, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Veselin Trajkovic

A sports enthusiast, Liverpool FC fan, writing for several blogs, likes to focus on football for what it is, rather than stats or bias. Writing for FOAR since its inception.

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