Liverpool could make a move for Chelsea’s Ryan Bertrand after accepting that they may be unable to agree a deal with Sevilla for Alberto Moreno, according to the Daily Express.
The Reds are still in talks with the Spanish club, but have began to look for alternatives, with Bertrand, Ajax’s Daley Blind and Wolfsburg’s Ricardo Rodriguez being considered.
Bertrand broke into the first-team during the 2011/12 season and became the first ever player to make a European debut in the Champions League final.
However, despite regularly appearing throughout the 2012/13, Bertrand failed to impress Jose Mourinho and was shipped out on loan to Aston Villa in January, and with Filipe Luis supposedly being lined-up to replace the outbound Ashley Cole, it doesn’t look as if there will be a place for Bertrand in Mourinho’s squad next season.
Liverpool will be playing in their first Champions League since the 2009-10 season next term and are keen to add to their ranks in order to cope with the added pressure of European football.
While Moreno remains Liverpool’s first choice, Bertrand’s experience in Europe’s top competition could persuade Liverpool bosses to move for the 24-year-old.
Although, Chelsea may be reluctant to sell to a club which are now considered genuine Premier League contenders, especially considering the form of Daniel Sturridge since his £12million move to Anfield.
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