Five facts about Liverpool target Alberto Moreno

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Liverpool have been strongly linked with a move for the Sevilla left-back.

Sevilla left-back Alberto Moreno seems to be on the brink of a move to Liverpool, believed to be for an initial fee of £16m.

If the move is completed, Moreno is likely to provide competition to fellow Spaniard Jose Enrique as he returns from a knee injury that kept him out for much of last season.

At 21, Moreno’s best years are still ahead of him, so here are five things you may, or may not know about the man who may be storming up and down Liverpool’s left flank in the coming season.

1) Though he may not be part of the final 23 heading to the World Cup in Brazil with Spain, Moreno was handed his first international cap in October 2013 in the 2-0 win over Georgia in their World Cup qualifier in Albacete.

2) One of the most commonly known facts about Moreno is that he was part of the Sevilla squad that won the Europa League in a penalty shootout win over Benfica. Moreno played the entire 120 minutes of the 0-0 draw in Turin. He made a total of 14 appearances in the competition.

3) Another example of him being part of a winning team came in 2013, when he was part of the Spain under-21 side that were crowned European Champions in Israel. He appeared in four out of five of Spain's games, including the final where they overcame Italy 4-2.

4) Sevilla has been Moreno's only club. He grew up in Seville and signed for Sevilla at the age of 13. He broke into the Sevilla B side in 2011, before being given his first chance in the first team in 2012.

5) Having made 61 appearances for his club, the left-back has also demonstrated some quality going forward. He has found the net on three occasions as well as providing five assists. Also to note is that he has been sent off just the once in his career, in a 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid in the most recent La Liga season - a game where he played on the left wing.

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