Liverpool appear to have swooped into transfer action this week. Southampton striker Rickie Lambert will complete a medical at the club tomorrow ahead of a reported £4 million move. Meanwhile they have reportedly upped their offer for Adam Lallana - to accommodate the sell-on fee The Saints will owe Bournemouth for his transfer.
But the problem area they should be addressing is left-back. Jon Flanagan did a sterling job there this season but the fact remains, he is a right-back by trade. Aly Cissokho did not work out, Jose Enrique spends more time on the treatment table than he does the training pitch and Mamadou Sakho's brief forays wide have not inspired much awe, positive awe that is anyway.
One player they are said to be considering is Sevilla full-back Alberto Moreno.
The Spaniard, who is in Vicente del Bosque's 30-man provisional World Cup squad, has come on leaps and bounds this season, and while still developing, he would be a great option at left-back.
He helped Sevilla win the Europa League this season and his style of play would suit Brendan Rodgers' methods to the ground.
So how likely is a deal?
Well Sky Sports respected Spanish expert Guillem Balague has now had his say, stating on Twitter:
Moreno rejected Napoli offer as LFC were coming. Sevilla want more $$ (adds on) + alert other clubs. But as yet none offering more than LFC— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) May 30, 2014
Sevilla expects Moreno sale to be confirmed well before WC start -a fast, offensive, skilful full back still developing (had a so-so season)— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) May 30, 2014
It looks as though Balague, who is rarely wrong on such matters, believes Liverpool are the favourites to get the player. The fact Moreno has rejected Napoli, currently managed by former Reds boss Rafa Benitez, to wait for Liverpool offer speaks volumes. It also appears Liverpool have made the best offer, and a deal could be done before the World Cup.
No doubt then that Liverpool are getting things in motion well ahead of the new season.