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Reading defender Liam Moore responds to speculation amid Celtic transfer link

Liam Moore of Reading tackles Kieran Dowell of Nottingham Forest during the Sky Bet Championship match between Reading and Nottingham Forest at Madejski Stadium on October 31, 2017 in...

Reading defenders has been linked with a move to Celtic.

Liam Moore of Reading tackles Kieran Dowell of Nottingham Forest during the Sky Bet Championship match between Reading and Nottingham Forest at Madejski Stadium on October 31, 2017 in...

Reading defender Liam Moore is reportedly high on Brendan Rodgers’ January wish list as he is looking to bolster his defence.

The 24-year-old started his youth career at Leicester City, and made 59 appearances for the club since making senior debut for the club in 2011.

In between, he has spent loan spells at Bradford City, Brentford, and Bristol City. He moved to Reading in 2016, and has made 56 league appearances till date.

Liam Moore of Reading scores his sides first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Reading and Norwich City at Madejski Stadium on September 30, 2017 in Reading, England.

Celtic have extended their undefeated domestic run to 64 games, but the heart of defence has proved a headache for the Parkhead boss this season.

Injuries to key players like Jozo Simunovic, Erik Sviatchenko, and Dedryck Boyata has forced Rodgers to reshuffle his backline.

Moore insisted that transfer talk is just part of the job, but at the same time he didn’t rule out a move to Parkhead completely.

Liam Moore of Reading takes some medication during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Reading at iPro Stadium on November 4, 2017 in Derby, England.

"I just try and concentrate on my job. I'm just happy playing football," said Moore to Reading Chronicle. "I always have in the back of my mind those times when I wasn't getting any game time. 

"That was only two years ago now, I'm lucky and thankful to be here doing what I'm doing and playing games. Speculation comes and so be it, it's part of the job."

The former Leicester player is a versatile defender who is also capable of playing at right back. Reading boss Jaap Stam said last week that he doesn’t plan on selling any of his top stars.

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