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Liverpool complete Moreno deal

Liverpool have completed the signing of Sevilla left-back Alberto Moreno for an undisclosed fee.

The 22-year-old completed the formalities of his transfer at Melwood on Saturday, including a medical, and he becomes Brendan Rodgers' eighth summer recruit.

Moreno won the Europa League with Sevilla last season and helped them to a fifth-place finish in La Liga,

He missed out on a place in the Spain squad for the World Cup but is a senior international, having won three caps.

Moreno said: "In my view, Liverpool are the best club in England and I couldn't waste an opportunity to come and play for them.

"I spoke with Xabi Alonso, Pepe Reina and Alvaro Arbeloa and they told me this is a spectacular club whose fans follow it in a very special way.

"They all told me I can grow a lot here as a footballer as this is a massive club. I'm very happy to be joining a club as big as Liverpool. I hope to give my best and do all I can to help."

Liverpool did not complete the signing in time for Moreno to make his debut in their Premier League opener against Southampton at Anfield on Sunday.

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