Spanish international Alberto Moreno tipped to join Liverpool after UEFA Super Cup snub

Moreno (left) is reportedly close to joining Liverpool. Photo: PA

Speculation intensified on Tuesday night that Sevilla left-back Alberto Moreno could be on his way to Liverpool.

The 22-year-old, who has been heavily linked with the Reds, was not named in Sevilla's starting line-up or among their substitutes for the Super Cup clash against La Liga rivals Real Madrid at Cardiff City Stadium.

Sevilla manager Unai Emery gave an abrupt response when asked about Moreno's future at his pre-match press conference on Monday.

"I expect him to play tomorrow," was Emery's sole comment.

It now seems, though, that Spain international Moreno might be heading to Anfield sooner rather than later.

Moreno came through his home-town club's youth system, and he made his first-team debut just over two years ago.

He is currently on a long-term contract with Sevilla, and there has so far been no confirmation from the Spanish club about any departure.