Liverpool defender Alberto Moreno has revealed that he has yet to reach an agreement with the Reds on extending his stay at Anfield.
The 26-year-old has been limited to just four appearances so far this season, as Andy Robertson has firmly established himself as Jurgen Klopp’s first-choice option at left-back.
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Coupled with the fact that the Spaniard’s current contract will expire at the end of the season, that has unsurprisingly raised question marks over his long-term future on Merseyside.
As noted in his comments below, it appears as though he recognises the threat of having to move on from Liverpool, but has insisted that he hasn’t reached an agreement with the Reds or any other club as of yet as his future seemingly remains up in the air.
“Liverpool have proposed a renewal to me but no agreement has been reached, in January the market opens and we will see,” he is quoted as saying by Onda Cero. “To this day we have nothing closed neither with Liverpool nor with other clubs.”
With Robertson continuing to impress, it’s unlikely that Moreno’s situation will change significantly at Anfield, regardless of whether or not Liverpool are competing on multiple fronts.
In turn, there could be an argument that in the best interests of his own career and to secure a more prominent role, he’s better off considering his options elsewhere.
Nevertheless, time will tell if Klopp and the Premier League leaders value the depth that he provides in the squad and offer him a new deal that is deemed acceptable by the former Sevilla man.
It will also surely be difficult to walk away as Liverpool look set to emerge as a genuine threat to win major honours this season onwards, and so time will tell if the two parties can reach an agreement on a new deal.
However, Moreno will be free to talk to other clubs from January onwards regarding a free transfer in the summer, and so it remains to be seen if Liverpool look to take action sooner rather than later.