New signing Moreno in line to face Saints

Alberto Moreno

Alberto Moreno

First published in Sport

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.

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7:29am Thu 14 Aug 14

lastminmoran says...

SOME saints fans saying 'what about the other 35 million?' just think liverpool have spent 100 million! the people of liverpool must shake their heads (whats that got to do with us anymore?)..to prop up a once special football institution that were a class act on and off the pitch...that post 1985 have traded on once proud glorys with a return on success in proportion to spending, would have the like of BOB PAISLEY SPINNING IN HIS GRAVE! DO the people of liverpool really feel that the team that bares the city's name have anything to do with them? IT really is cringing to see americans sing you'll never walk alone,it was australia last year, not to mention dublin..AS SAINTS FANS.WOULD YOU BE HAPPY WITH THIS PROSTITUTION OF OUR CLUB...DO YOU RECALL JAPANESE PEOPLE SINGING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM? WE can find comfort that 3 players who made a name at our club will have a great weight and i'm glad we are not yet in the same position.
SOME saints fans saying 'what about the other 35 million?' just think liverpool have spent 100 million! the people of liverpool must shake their heads (whats that got to do with us anymore?)..to prop up a once special football institution that were a class act on and off the pitch...that post 1985 have traded on once proud glorys with a return on success in proportion to spending, would have the like of BOB PAISLEY SPINNING IN HIS GRAVE! DO the people of liverpool really feel that the team that bares the city's name have anything to do with them? IT really is cringing to see americans sing you'll never walk alone,it was australia last year, not to mention dublin..AS SAINTS FANS.WOULD YOU BE HAPPY WITH THIS PROSTITUTION OF OUR CLUB...DO YOU RECALL JAPANESE PEOPLE SINGING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM? WE can find comfort that 3 players who made a name at our club will have a great weight and i'm glad we are not yet in the same position. lastminmoran
  • Score: -8

8:01am Thu 14 Aug 14

Tootingsaint says...

lastminmoran wrote:
SOME saints fans saying 'what about the other 35 million?' just think liverpool have spent 100 million! the people of liverpool must shake their heads (whats that got to do with us anymore?)..to prop up a once special football institution that were a class act on and off the pitch...that post 1985 have traded on once proud glorys with a return on success in proportion to spending, would have the like of BOB PAISLEY SPINNING IN HIS GRAVE! DO the people of liverpool really feel that the team that bares the city's name have anything to do with them? IT really is cringing to see americans sing you'll never walk alone,it was australia last year, not to mention dublin..AS SAINTS FANS.WOULD YOU BE HAPPY WITH THIS PROSTITUTION OF OUR CLUB...DO YOU RECALL JAPANESE PEOPLE SINGING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM? WE can find comfort that 3 players who made a name at our club will have a great weight and i'm glad we are not yet in the same position.
The ramblings of an insane (or drunk) person.
[quote][p][bold]lastminmoran[/bold] wrote: SOME saints fans saying 'what about the other 35 million?' just think liverpool have spent 100 million! the people of liverpool must shake their heads (whats that got to do with us anymore?)..to prop up a once special football institution that were a class act on and off the pitch...that post 1985 have traded on once proud glorys with a return on success in proportion to spending, would have the like of BOB PAISLEY SPINNING IN HIS GRAVE! DO the people of liverpool really feel that the team that bares the city's name have anything to do with them? IT really is cringing to see americans sing you'll never walk alone,it was australia last year, not to mention dublin..AS SAINTS FANS.WOULD YOU BE HAPPY WITH THIS PROSTITUTION OF OUR CLUB...DO YOU RECALL JAPANESE PEOPLE SINGING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM? WE can find comfort that 3 players who made a name at our club will have a great weight and i'm glad we are not yet in the same position.[/p][/quote]The ramblings of an insane (or drunk) person. Tootingsaint
  • Score: 4

8:58am Thu 14 Aug 14

jls217 says...

Yaaaaaawnnnn!

Give us Saints team sheet or don't bother at all.
Yaaaaaawnnnn! Give us Saints team sheet or don't bother at all. jls217
  • Score: 3

9:52am Thu 14 Aug 14

Alicesdad says...

Just bring it on ....
If Ron's boys get a result on Sunday the press will be snivelling around him like a new Messiah.
Just bring it on .... If Ron's boys get a result on Sunday the press will be snivelling around him like a new Messiah. Alicesdad
  • Score: 1

12:41pm Thu 14 Aug 14

J7junctionseven says...

Who? £12 Million....peanuts
Who? £12 Million....peanuts J7junctionseven
  • Score: -1

6:24pm Thu 14 Aug 14

lastminmoran says...

tootingsaint i promise you i'm not drunk! though the hundreds of millions spent at liverpool football club, while the area around the ground not to mention large parts of the city is left to rot..that many fans in that city are not going to get closer than a tv screen to a club that was the benchmark of support off the pitch.. and THE GREATEST TEAM EVER ON THE PITCH 73-84! IT MIGHT BE INSANE BUT NOT ONE LIVERPOOL PLAYER POST 1990 APART FROM OWEN FOWLER AND GERRARD WOULD HAVE LASTED UNDER SHANKLEY THROUGH PAISLEY AND GERRARD WOULD HAVE BEEN SOLD POST 2006!!!BY THAT CLUB...THEY HAVE BECOME EVERYTHING THAT IS WRONG ABOUT PREMIER LEAGUE...LIKE ONE OF THEM COMEDY WESTON TOWNS THAT JUST HAVE A FRONT!!!SO IF I'M THE ONLY ONE TO THINK THIS THEN YES I AM INSANE.
tootingsaint i promise you i'm not drunk! though the hundreds of millions spent at liverpool football club, while the area around the ground not to mention large parts of the city is left to rot..that many fans in that city are not going to get closer than a tv screen to a club that was the benchmark of support off the pitch.. and THE GREATEST TEAM EVER ON THE PITCH 73-84! IT MIGHT BE INSANE BUT NOT ONE LIVERPOOL PLAYER POST 1990 APART FROM OWEN FOWLER AND GERRARD WOULD HAVE LASTED UNDER SHANKLEY THROUGH PAISLEY AND GERRARD WOULD HAVE BEEN SOLD POST 2006!!!BY THAT CLUB...THEY HAVE BECOME EVERYTHING THAT IS WRONG ABOUT PREMIER LEAGUE...LIKE ONE OF THEM COMEDY WESTON TOWNS THAT JUST HAVE A FRONT!!!SO IF I'M THE ONLY ONE TO THINK THIS THEN YES I AM INSANE. lastminmoran
  • Score: -3

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