Alberto Moreno should be available to face Saints this weekend, with Liverpool set to complete a £12m move for the defender.

The 22-year-old left back arrived at the club’s Melwood training ground yesterday to finalise his switch from Sevilla.

Moreno was pulled from his side’s starting line-up to face Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup in Cardiff on Tuesday night and bade a tearful farewell to fans and teammates after the 2-0 defeat at the hands of Gareth Bale’s side at the Millennium Stadium.

“I am living a strange situation because I’m leaving the club of my life,” said Moreno.

“I was always aware of the two teams (trying) to agree. I never got into that but Sevilla have understood that Liverpool’s offer was good and I am going.

“(I have) many feelings together. What happened on the pitch, with the fans, will remain forever etched on me.

“First came the parting with colleagues, then with the fans... all very complicated.

“Liverpool are a great team and, of course, I’m super-motivated. I hope things go well.”

Moreno’s arrival will be the eighth through the doors at Anfield this summer – which includes Saints trio Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren – although Belgium striker Divock Origi has immediately returned to former club Lille on loan.

Acquiring the defender, providing much-needed competition for Jose Enrique, will take manager Brendan Rodgers’ spending past the £100m mark this summer.

However, that has been significantly offset by the £75m sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona and offloading high-earning goalkeeper Jose Reina to Bayern Munich, while the imminent sale of Martin Kelly to Crystal Palace could bring in another £2m.

Saints open their Premier League season by taking on Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.