Liverpool chase Alberto Moreno & Javi Manquillo

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According to The Independent, Liverpool are preparing to reignite their interest in Sevilla's Alberto Moreno and Atletico Madrid's Javi Manquillo as Liverpool's difficulties at full back continue.

The Reds, previously thought to have given up on a move for the Sevilla man, may well have been motivated to meet Sevilla's transfer valuation of around £20 million for the left-back after seeing both Jose Enrique and Jack Robinson struggle against the pace of the Manchester City attack on wednesday in New York.

Urgent concern

Jesus Navas dominated that side of the pitch despite less than ideal conditions for running with the ball on what was little more than a roughly covered baseball diamond.

Enrique, admittedly is still not at anywhere near full fitness, an academy graduate like Robinson would always struggle against a world-class winger. Brendan Rodgers, however, clearly saw enough in the game to force his hand into meeting the previously baulked at asking price.

Excellent addition

Moreno would be an excellent addition for the Reds, adding pace and attacking ability, whilst simultaneously allowing the impressive Jon Flanagan to move over to his natural position at right back and challenge the increasingly unimpressive Glen Johnson for a first team berth. 

Manquillo, meanwhile, will reportedly be arriving as a loan signing to bolster the Anfield outfit's now impressive squad. At just 20 years of age, he is certainly one for the future, but has already been a part of the team that broke the La Liga duopoly last year and came so close to winning the Champions League as well.

Loan option

It is thought that Liverpool will have an option to buy at the end of the season with a £6 million clause, so they will be hoping that Manquillo does more to impress them than Aly Cissokho managed before he was sent back to Valencia without having his buying option activated.

With these two additions to the squad, Rodgers will have spent well over £100 million and will have added considerable depth across the squad following the departure of Luis Suarez.

Having already impressed inure-season, Liverpool fans will be hoping these reinforcements will be what is needed to push their side one place higher in the table than they managed last year.

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