Liverpool latest: Defender snubs Anfield exit as new signing reveals he's "super-motivated"

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Liverpool announced that they had finally reached an agreement with Sevilla over the transfer of left back Alberto Moreno, with the Spanish international becoming the club's eighth summer signing. The youngster has been in Seville his entire life, and was visibly upset as he said farewell to fans, players and staff after Sevilla's European Super Cup game against Real Madrid on Tuesday night - but Moreno has clarified his emotional state and gave a message for the Reds fans ahead of his move to Merseyside.

"[I have] many feelings together. What happened on the pitch, with the fans, will remain forever etched on me and I could not help but mourn [his departure] because I did not expect it," he added."Liverpool are a great team and of course I'm super-motivated. I hope things go well."

Whilst Moreno's arrival was all but confirmed last night, fans also expected to hear that Ivorian defender Kolo Toure had completed his move to Trabzonspor after a £1.5m deal was agree with the Turkish club. However, despite the bid from Toure's former Ivory Coast boss Vahid Halihodzic, Toure has snubbed the move in order to fight for his place at Anfield.

Another player tipped to leave is forward Fabio Borini, who was recently the subject of a £14m bid from Sunderland, where he spent last season on loan. The Italian is keeping his options open though until Liverpool sign another striker, but Black Cats boss Gustavo Poyet remains hopeful that a deal will be done.

"The idea was to have the deal done a few weeks ago, but for different reasons it was impossible, but we are confident that maybe in the next few days we can do something about Fabio," said Poyet.

Borini could be forced out if Liverpool make a swoop for former Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o. The free agent is reportedly in talks with the Reds, but with wage demands of around £135,000, a deal is far from completion.

Liverpool may have been busy in the transfer market so far, but manager Brendan Rodgers has been praising one of his current players in Raheem sterling. The England international impressed last season, and Rodgers has sent some heady comments in his direction - including a partial comparison to Lionel Messi.

"When you look at the finish against Manchester City in New York, how many times have we seen Messi produce a touch like that?" said Rodgers. "Taking it through bodies when it's so tight in the box. Raheem's feet were so soft and his finish was great, as was the one which was disallowed for offside just after. The great thing with watching him now is that he gets you off your seat. When he gets the ball you think 'something could happen here'."

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