Liverpool acquires defender Alberto Moreno from Sevilla

Wednesday August 13th, 2014

Liverpool has agreed to acquire defender Alberto Moreno from Sevilla, Liverpool announced Tuesday.

No terms of the deal were disclosed, but the BBC reported Liverpool will pay a £12 million ($20 million) transfer fee for Moreno.

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The 22-year-old Spaniard has been with Sevilla since 2012, making a career-high 29 appearances with the club last season. More from the BBC:

Moreno was in tears at the end of Tuesday's defeat by Real Madrid in Cardiff as he said goodbye to the Sevilla supporters, staff and team-mates.

After the match, Sevilla boss Unai Emery said: "This has been in the offing for a month and a half. We are in England and close to teams that are interested in Alberto. We want to wish him all the best. Now we will have to look for another player to come in who is able to give big performances."

In addition to Moreno, Liverpool also acquired Benfica winger Lazar Markovic and Lille striker Divock Origi this offseason (though Origi will be loaned back to Lille for this season).

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Liverpool opens its Premier League season Sunday against Southampton.

- Ben Estes

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