Liverpool transfers news, Reds close to Moreno and Manquillo deals

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A selection of the latest transfer news and more involving Liverpool Football Club this Friday morning.

Liverpool are closing in on two key targets according to several reports, with the saga surrounding Sevilla's Alberto Moreno set to come to an end with the left-back seemingly on his way to Anfield.

The Reds were initially put off the valuation for Moreno with the Europa League winners seemingly after a fee of in excess of £20 million for the 22-year-old but there appears to have been a breakthrough.

Liverpool had considered other left-backs including Ben Davies, who joined Tottenham Hotspur from Swansea City, and Chelsea's Ryan Bertrand - who this week joined Southampton on loan.

The fee for Moreno is believed to be close to £20 million, and it looks as thought their number one left-back target from the start of the summer is keen on a move to Merseyside. 

The other defender is Javier Manquillo from Atletico Madrid, with the Liverpool Echo reporting that talks for the 20-year-old are at a more advanced stage.

The deal for Manquillo will be on loan initially but with an option to make the move permanent - with the Daily Mail suggesting a deal of £6 million can be done to make the move permanent.

If the two signings are completed then it is likely the Reds will target a striker after the deal to sign Loic Remy collapsed last week.

Away from transfers, and Jordan Henderson has said that Liverpool can take confidence from last season despite the heartache of narrowly missing out on the Premier League title.

He's quoted in the Liverpool Echo, saying: “We were so close to winning the league. It just slipped away at the last minute and that really does hurt,” he said.

“But it makes you even more hungry to get back and do it all again. Hopefully we can win one (title) very soon.

“We can take a lot of confidence from last season because we played so much good football."

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